Richard-newRichard was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and lives in Bangkok, Thailand.


From an educational perspective, Richard obtained a BA (Hons) in Business Studies from the Robert Gordon University in 1989 and a MSc in Land Management from the University of Reading in 1992. Career wise, Richard qualified as a Chartered Surveyor with Chesterton in London in 1994, was posted to Bangkok in 1995 and moved to Jones Lang LaSalle in Hong Kong in 1997. After working in Scotland from 2000 to 2006, he moved back to Thailand in 2006 to become head of property for the Banyan Tree until 2008.  After then working on Ritz-Carlton developments in Phuket and Singapore, he founded Morgan Real Estate in Thailand in 2011, and was appointed to direct sales & marketing of the Residences at the W Retreat in Koh Samui. Richard qualified as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) in 2012.


Richard’s first collection of contemporary art was exhibited in Bangkok in 2013 and entitled “The Road of Excess leads to the Palace of Wisdom”.