"Richard spent 20 years in the British Army, latterly as the Commanding Officer of 22 SAS Regiment, during which time he saw service across the Middle East, Latin America and Africa. Richard has an MBA from Cranfield University and a Masters in International Security Studies from Kings College, London. Richard is a founding member of Central Asian Resources Ltd, a mining investment company focused on Central Asia, CEO of Afghan Gold and Minerals Company, and a non-Executive Director of Henderson Risk Limited, a UK and Africa based risk management business. Richard joined Gem Diamonds in February 2008." 
Resources and articles
- Gem Diamonds Board, organizational web page, accessed September 20, 2012.