Richard has a long history working with male survivors, having been one of the founding trustees of New Zealand’s first peer support service for male survivors of sexual abuse in the early 1990s. He joined the Wellington group in 2014, first as a client, then as a Board member, and he has been employed by the Mosaic since 2015.
As a survivor of abuse, Richard is passionate about supporting other men to work through the challenges that often accompany abuse. Richard is a firm believer in the power of peer support, and is dedicated to developing the peer support model.
Richard grew up all over New Zealand, travelling with his family as his father worked at Country Schools. He has worked in a number of successful community organisations, as well as corporate roles in IT and project management. Richard has extensive governance experience, and is due to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2018.
An Army of Dedicated Volunteers!
Being a charity that is all about Peer Support, we couldn't thrive without the army of volunteers who are passionate about the work we we do. We love every single one of them.
2018 is going to be a year where we break significant new ground in helping Kiwi males recover from sexual abuse, and our volunteer team are vital in making that happen.