An experienced agri-food trade lawyer (LLM Master of Laws) who has worked closely with SPS agencies in many different regions and countries on risk-based controls. Food safety and agri-food trade policy advisor with more than 25 years in development consulting, Richard has participated in and lead multiple regional food safety and agri-food trade related projects in the context of CARIFORUM / CARICOM, CAREC, ASEAN, GMS as well as EU integration. He has an extensive knowledge of EU Food Safety, animal and plant health policy, legislation and institutional issues including food safety and market access, as well as direct experience of setting up and operationalising a national food safety agency.