Richard is co-founder and COO at Wine Intelligence. He leads the company’s strategy practice and works closely with multinational clients on product development, branding and routes to market projects. Richard’s early working life was spent in business journalism, including spells as a staff writer on the Independent on Sunday and the Mail on Sunday. After taking his MBA, Richard entered the world of wine when he was appointed the first Business Development Manager of Virgin Wines shortly after its launch. Today Richard is in demand as a speaker, writer and lecturer. He is a regular on the international conference circuit. Recent teaching engagements include the OIV master’s programme and the master’s in Wine Business at Trieste University. Richard is a Certified Member of the Market Research Society and holds an MBA with distinction from London Business School. He is a graduate of Brown University.