Programme Manager

Design & Engineering

Richard has worked in the automotive industry since 1999 in various product development, new model launch and manufacturing engineering roles. Across his career Richard has worked on vehicle projects for Lotus, McLaren & Aston Martin.

Richard initially joined Riversimple in 2014 and managed the Rasa vehicle programme from concept through to delivery of the road and press-ready ‘Alpha’ prototype vehicle.

Prior to Riversimple, Richard worked at Aston Martin for a decade, culminating in becoming Full Vehicle Programme Manager for the 2013 Vanquish and DB9 models. He was part of a resident new model launch team based in Graz, Austria for a year to set up a new production facility and support pre-production build phases for the Aston Martin Rapide.

In his gap from Riversimple, Richard worked for an Automotive Engineering consultancy, assisting both established OEM’s & global startup companies with their vehicle development & low volume build programmes.

Richard has returned for the next phase of Riversimple’s journey and is using his experience to lead the build and delivery of the Beta cars.