After matriculating, Richard joined AA Mutual Insurance Company where he worked his way through the ranks. He then joined Price Forbes Insurance Brokers where he became a Director. Richard was transferred to Cape Town to handle some of their corporate accounts. In 1994, he started his own Short Term Insurance Broking House - TIV Insurance Brokers. He ran this for 11 years, then sold it to his partner and a larger broking house.
Richard and his wife, Bev (who sadly passed away on 15/09/2006), purchased Montagu Vines on 1 February 2006. Montagu Vines is a 4 star B&B, situated in the historic conservation area of Montagu, and has a small vineyard. The main farmhouse was built between 1900 and 1910 and reflects the early Victorian-influenced Karoo-style of that period. Richard will continue to run the business.
Richard has two children from his first marriage - Darren and Claire. Darren was born on 11/09/1984, and is studying cinemaphotography - final year. Claire, born 05/11/1985, is in her final year of International Hotel Management.
Married to: Widower - Beverley died on 15 September 2006
Children: Darren (1984) and Claire (1985)
Occupation: Owner of a B&B and small vineyard
Address: Montagu Vines B&B, 2 Tanner Street, PO Box 592, Montagu, 6720, South Africa
Phone (H): (023) 614-3812
Phone (W): (023) 614-3812