Richard Shields - External Relations Manager
has extensive knowledge and experience in politics, having worked for almost 20 years in senior government, party related and private sector roles.
understands the challenges and complexities of the legislative and regulatory processes of government, in addition to having a strong insight into managing media and community relations.
Prior to joining Metgasco, Richard served as Deputy Director of the Liberal Party of Australia (NSW Division) for over 3 years and also served as the Interim State Director.
Other positions held by Richard include a Policy Adviser to former Senator the Hon Helen Coonan as Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.
has also worked as a Senior Cnsultant for two of Australia's largest issues management firms.
Drawing on his strong media and stakeholder manageent skills, Richard advises the Managing Director and Board on issues management, communications and engagement strategies and investor relations
Richard has a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management and Bachelor of Arts from the University of New South Wales.