Richard heads up the UK’s Office of Low Emissions Vehicles (OLEV) which was set up to support the early market for electric vehicles and take forward the government’s green vehicle policies.
OLEV is responsible for ULEV grants, encourages businesses to buy into ULEVs, raises awareness and develops a nationwide recharging infrastructure strategy, including funding to eight pilot areas under the Plugged-in Places programme.
OLEV is responsible for around £900 million of government money. As such Richard is a key shaper of the EV industry.
Prior to his role at OLEV Richard held various roles in the UK Senior Civil Service including DfT’s head of Corporate Governance, leading on smart and integrated ticketing; and as Director of Regional Resilience.
Richard has a BA in Industrial Economics and MPhil in the economics of motor vehicle pollution from the University of Nottingham. And he owns a Nissan Leaf.