Richard Groome is a Chartered Engineer, an experienced Chair and company director. He is a specialist in infrastructure provision including hospitals, health centres, mobile telephone networks and food factories. His private sector career includes senior positions in operational and strategic management and he is currently a non executive director in the emergency services and social housing sectors. He has formerly been President of Engineers and Scientists in France (IESF), Master of the Worshipful Company of Engineers and a charities Trustee. Married with one daughter and two lively grandchildren, he is also the Responsible Financial Officer for a local council.