Richard has an extensive background in management in both New Zealand and Australia. Following seven years in management roles in Australian Credit Bureaus, he returned to New Zealand to establish his own firm Protocol Credit Bureau Ltd. After mergers with three other companies it expanded to become CreditCorp Services Ltd, a public company with fourteen branches nationwide. As well as a Director, Richard was General Manager of Consulting and Education.
He left CreditCorp to pursue his calling in the field of leadership training and personal development. Twenty-eight years ago, he formed Richard Joseph & Associates Ltd, a management consulting company based in Dunedin, with a network of associates throughout Australasia and beyond. This company employs Richard’s particular philosophy in enhancing the performance of organisations by developing the potential of the people within the organisation.
Richard is the author of the 3-day leadership programme Turning Point™* which has been run extensively throughout Australasia and beyond. This programme has proven so successful that it has expanded into a suite of integrated development programmes. Richard has supported change management and individual & team development for a diverse range of clients including government organisations, large corporations, tribal authorities, schools and small businesses.
In addition, Richard is well known as a versatile conference speaker.
Richard is an Associate Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management and also the New Zealand Credit and Finance Institute, of which he was the inaugural National President for four years.
Richard has been the President of The Cedars of Lebanon Club, Dunedin for the last 21 years and in 2018 he was awarded the Queens Service Medal for services to the Lebanese community.
He has been married to Lyn for 42 years, has three adult daughters and four grandchildren. He has a keen interest in international politics and enjoys keeping healthy by spending time at the gym, cycling, and walking.