Richard is a recognized authority on future education and pedagogy. He is Deputy Principal of Orewa College in New Zealand. He is an Art graduate, turned Microsoft engineer turned international Apple guru turned educational leader. Richard is known for his educational writing and speaking. In 2015, He was ranked as the 13th most influential for global educational technology use and his website, eduwells.com, has featured as influential in education in numerous publications. Richard is the author of “A Learner’s Paradise: How New Zealand is reimagining Education.” Inspired by its education system, he moved to New Zealand from the UK in 2006, with his wife and two girls.