Richard went to Wellington College and then on to Victoria University where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Science (Honours) and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry. Whilst writing his thesis on reaction kinetics for his Ph.D. Richard worked at Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited. Upon obtaining his PhD, Richard continued to work for Mobil full time in a range of capacities. He also had an extensive overseas assignment with Mobil at their UK domiciled international research laboratory at Coryton.
Richard has a keen interest in outdoors having been an active member and committee member of the Wellington Sky Divers Club and the Tararua Tramping Club. Richard has also served as the treasurer of the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry. A feature of Richard’s office is a marine reef aquarium. He and Alison have adventure kayaked with icebergs in both the Antarctic (2015, 2016) and Arctic (2017) regions and enjoy overseas travel.
Richard is one of the most highly qualified investment advisers in New Zealand. His analytical skills, discipline, ability to think clearly and rationalise brings a superior level of skills to LYFORDS and to its client base than what many other financial advisers in New Zealand can provide.
Richard has the ability to make what may appear at first to be complex ideas easily understood.
Lucy has extensive experience in marketing, sales and administration and has worked with Lyfords since 2013.
Lucy is responsible for client care and support, administration services, supporting the directors and extensive communication with UK pension providers in relation to clients transferring their UK pension funds into New Zealand QROPS approved schemes.
Lucy has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Marketing.