Richard has a background in urban planning and regeneration as well as social housing in the UK. He came to Australia in 2005 and joined .id in 2006, having previously worked for State Government in Victoria. He has produced population forecasts for local government areas in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Regional Victoria and undertaken numerous presentations about the policy implications and challenges of demographic trends to a variety of audiences. Despite being a Pom, he knows a thing or two about Australia - and New Zealand too. Richard worked on our first New Zealand forecast for Wellington City.