Richard has 13 years of professional experience in both the public and private sector, including three years with the Canada Revenue Agency. He is currently the Director of Tax for Canada with The Nielsen Company and has also served in management positions with multinational corporations such as Kraft Foods and Cadbury plc. Richard is a corporate tax specialist and has taken on key leadership roles in several restructuring and reorganization projects, including corporate acquisitions, divestitures and integrating business and legal entities. Richard is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto. In his spare time, Richard enjoys spending time with his wife, Rachel, and two young children Nolan and Kara. He also enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering his time and resources through sports and other activities.