Richard has a long history with iCRA. He joined icra in 1990. From 2001 to 2012 he managed and supported icra's partnerships in Africa and Latin America to develop individual and organisational capacity for collective innovation in agriculture, as well as developing the ARD learning resources available on this web site. During 1998 to 2001, Richard was based in Mexico as ICRA representative to the Latin American Programme for Leadership Training in Rural Development, in Puebla, Mexico, in collaboration with the Postgraduate College of Mexico (CP), the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fish and Food (SAGARPA), and the International Network for Farming Systems Research Methodology (RIMISP). From 1990 to 1998, Richard was coordinator of the ICRA Anglophone Programme in Wageningen. From 1998 he was a Senior Associate from his base in England and in November 2012 Richard was appointed director of ICRA. As of September 2018, Richard is a senior advisor for iCRA.