Richard has been a pioneer in both Silicon Valley and the UK, building the internet infrastructure and services we use as utilities today. Wanting to focus more on social impact, he co-founded and manages TheGivingMachine, a not-for-profit social enterprise that enables us all to shop and give for free to the causes of our choice. Enabling personalised, free giving as a behaviour choice is his passion and so far, over 500,000 free donations have been generated benefiting thousands of UK charities and schools via TheGivingMachine. Richard is also a trustee and vice chair of East Herts YMCA and lives in Bishop’s Stortford with his wife Connie, two children (Alexandra and James), Max the dog and nine fish.