Director of Legal and Public Affairs
As Director of Legal & Public Affairs, Richard runs the IPA’s team of lawyers dedicated to advising the IPA’s ad agency members on a broad range of advertising-related legal issues, and the IPA with its own legal matters. In his public affairs work, Richard sits on the Committees of Advertising Practice, which write the advertising self-regulatory codes, is a member of Clearcast’s Copy Committee and a director of MediaSmart, a children’s media literacy programme. Richard also responds to public consultations affecting the ad industry and liaises with other industry trade associations and with Government. Richard is the editor of, and a contributing author to, Ad Law, the IPA’s ‘must have’ book on advertising compliance.