Rich’s current programme focuses on defence and security, space and climate. In climate, for 2020/21 his focus will be to support the UK’s joint presidency of the UN climate negotiations particularly in energy policy and climate and security issues.
Prior to joining Wilton Park, Rich served in the UK military. He has experience in operational logistics, policy and strategy as well as operational analysis, contract monitoring and programme management. His regional experience includes the Middle East and Afghanistan and he takes a strong interest in culture and behaviour.
Rich read Humanities at the University of Northumbria and holds an MBA from Cranfield University.