Since 1970 Richard has held many senior management roles at General Manager, CEO and Vice-President levels, primarily in the financial services and IT&T sectors.
In 1996 Richard co-founded Nextec Corporation, a boutique investment banking organization. Richard has successfully managed many major corporate advisory and funding projects with a total value in excess of US$1billion. This has included transactions for companies such as ASTA, Ajax Fasteners, Beam International, Red Sheriff, Seek, Adacel, Prophecy & Meeco.
In July 2007 Richard founded Howitt & Co to provide corporate advisory and investment banking services. He now lives in Indonesia and fosters technology transfer and business development between Indonesia and Australia. His most recent project was assisting the raising of $50m and listing Range International on the ASX. Range recycles plastic shopping bags and other waste plastic into high quality shipping pallets at its factory in Pasuiran East Java.
As Chairman of PNORS Technology Group Richard has assisted the transfer of technology & skills to Indonesia to solve the supply chain problems in the health and timber sectors, by deploying world best practice eCommerce and EDI solutions.
A Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managemen and Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Richard has also published articles on technology and management and spoken at many forums Internationally.