Richard is the Founder of Pioneering Aeronautical Innovation company, Gravity. Launched in March 2017 Gravity has invented, built and patented an ‘iron man like’ flight system. Their dream was to re-imagine human flight with an elegant partnership between mind, body and machine, exploiting leading edge technology. This vision lead to the creation of the Gravity Jet Suit.
Gravity has to date been experienced by over a billion people globally with video views alone running at more than 60 million within seven days of launch. In the first 12 months Gravity executed 58 events across 19 countries including four TED talks on “How I Built A Jet Suit,”.
Richard was an Oil Trader with BP for 16 years. He developed new business in many countries including Azerbaijan, Mozambique, Russia and conducted trade relations with many more. Richard has also had a highly successful track record of discovering and implementing major new technologies in BP including turning a $30k ground-breaking trade flow analytics (ship tracking) platform still at the heart of the global commodity industry to this day. It won the BP Group innovation award and generated in excess of $50m profit within 3 months. He has also been a key participant and investor in a number of successful start-up ventures externally.
Inspired by the accelerating pace of technological change and the challenges faced by the Energy Industry Richard launched an audacious new innovation model in BP Q4 2015. This focused on connecting up frontline staff with ideas / challenges, together with external start-ups. This chalked up significant success on the ground and significantly contributed to the group’s recognition of the urgent necessity for adaptation and the subsequent formation of Board sponsored step-out ‘Taskforces’ seeking to rapidly explore, collaborate, test, learn and re-imagine what the firm’s optimum role is in the 21st century.
Richard and the team are delivering on the vision to build Gravity into a world class aeronautical engineering business, challenge perceived boundaries in human aviation, and inspire a generation to dare ask ‘what if…’.
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