Richard’s extensive experience in IT, project management, corporate operations and financial services provision offers invaluable support to the group and makes him the ultimate candidate to lead as the CEO of the Harcourts South Africa team.
Richard attended Rhodes University where he earned his BSc (Hons) qualification and then began his career in the IT field by working for Oracle and Kellogg’s in the USA. He later worked as the Head of Systems for the Homeloan Division of NBS Bank.
During his initial years in the property industry, Richard was given the ‘Young Lion Award’. He was a founder member of mortgage origination company Bond Choice and later earned the title of CEO, eventually taking the helm of the Harcourts group in 2010.
Harcourts’ unique value proposition as well as the potential Richard saw in the brand is what drew him in. His admirable leadership qualities and passion for the brand shine through the entire Harcourts SA team, and are also evident in the brand’s phenomenal growth and success since he first took his seat as CEO. He firmly believes that Harcourts will reach the position of number 1 real estate group in South Africa.
Richard is known for his cool, approachable demeanour and his pleasant nature. He enjoys playing golf and loves to travel.