I find it very hard to believe that Richard is no longer amongst us. He was a good friend, valued colleague and a trusted advisor. He always made time to talk through things and was a very generous, kind person, who was also very very good at what he did professionally.
I fondly recall the last time I met Richard in person back in 2019 and we had some beers at the Hays Galleria and talked about life, the future and what we liked and disliked about our work. During the pandemic Richard and I kept in regular contact both for work and as friends and often talked about meeting sometime soon to share our love for Whiskey.
Richard will be missed, but never forgotten. May he rest in peace.