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Background and industry experience

Richard’s role is Managing Director of the LinesearchbeforeUdig service, which includes its growth, management and development. The service is a joint venture with an Australian service provider, PelicanCorp, which falls under the Ashby Utilities department. It involves looking after over 60 members’ assets against over 2 million enquiries per annum. Richard has been in the Utilities & Infrastructure sector since 2010, with experience gained in matters ranging from pipeline management, major projects and contract management. He sits on the Ashby Utilities management team and is the Service Line Head for Management (Infrastructure).

Having qualified at the Rural Agricultural University, Richard moved to the business in 2007, initially qualifying (for RICS and CAAV examinations) in the Rural Consultancy sector. He lives in North West Leicestershire with his wife and two young daughters. He enjoys all aspects of rural pursuits and sport generally, including golf, rugby and football.

About me

What year did you start your job?
2014

What has been your favourite project and why?
Managing the LinesearchbeforeUdig business. Whilst it is a relatively small business, it is very effective and wide reaching; what we do helps over 9,000 people every working day to work safely and efficiently and I find that really rewarding.

Top pastime?
Golf, with very limited success!

Best holiday destination?
Sardinia

One item to take to a desert island?
A penknife- I might finally use the saw bit. My wife might argue my iPad!

What’s your favourite film of all time?
Gladiator

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