An Atlantic Canadian government and marine business leader. Richard is the Managing Director of Miawpukek Horizon, a partnership between Horizon Maritimes and Miawpukek First Nation focused on advancing Indigenous participation in the ocean economy. Prior to this leadership opportunity, on behalf of Horizon Maritime, he helped develop Heiltsuk Horizon Maritime Services and the KOTUG Canada partnership with the Sc’ianew First Nation and Musqueam Indian Band. Richard’s skills leading governance and policy discussions around environmental sustainability, Indigenous relationships and business performance is a rare combination in Atlantic Canada. He is widely recognized as a thought leader and more importantly, a practical doer. He has also demonstrated that working with local Indigenous partners can lead to commercial success in areas that traditionally excluded both local suppliers and indigenous peoples.