Richard has more than 25 years experience working in the London Metropolitan Police, most recently as the former Lead Trainer at the National Crisis and Hostage Negotiation Unit at Scot- land Yard. Richard brings a unique breadth and depth of experience, having designed and run courses all over the world, developing the negotiation skills of officers for organisations which include the Metropolitan Police, the United Nations, the FBI, South Africa’s ‘Scorpions’ Unit, the Indian and the Maltese Secret Services. Outside the world of policing, Richard has deliv- ered programmes for teams at Shell, BAE, IMI, Oracle, Cambridge University, BNP Paribas, SAS Software, the Tate Gallery, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has also delivered a succession of highly successful 4-day public courses for executives in the Gulf region over the past five years. He is currently retained as an adviser to a new television series portraying hostage negotiations and murder investigations.