Now living in the county, Rick was born and raised in Leicester. A Chartered Surveyor and a law graduate, he now runs his own Property Advice Consultancy and is the former President of the Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce.
He is the longest serving Magistrate in Leicestershire having been on the Bench for more than 30 years and is Chair of Governors at a city school. Rick is also Chair of the Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation Charity and a Hope Against Cancer charity trustee.
Rick brings a wealth of experience to Healthwatch Leicestershire, with expertise in motivating and leading Boards toward achieving positive outcomes.
In September 2012 Rick was listed by the Leicester Mercury as one of the 200 most influential people in Leicestershire.
Rick said, “I’m pleased to be appointed as Chair and recognize the importance of patients and the public having a voice in the health and social care services they receive. I look forward to meeting the Board in the coming weeks and leading Healthwatch Leicestershire in its work to become a credible consumer champion”.