Richard had worked as an ecologist and project manager for longer than he cared to remember, helping to deliver national and pan-European biodiversity programmes; before deciding to venture out alone. He now runs Earth Matters CIC, a sustainability consultancy based in Peterborough, with the aim of ‘creating the waves of change’ in partnership with the business community. He’s a passionate supporter of all sorts of good causes, and enjoys a variety of sports, including running, cycling and swimming. He once ran through the Sahara desert in temperatures in excess of 45C, completing the legendary Marathon des Sables. Just the once, mind you. Oh, and he really loves trees!