Richard Smith is the Director of The Tank Museum in Bovington, which holds the world’s finest collection of armoured vehicles. He has overseen the Museum’s redevelopment over the last fourteen years into one of Dorset’s top rated cultural attractions. Upon graduating from Durham University, Richard joined P&O Containers and spent eleven years in the transport industry carrying out roles in IT development, marketing and supply chain logistics. His shipping career gave him the opportunity of working in North America and Asia, as well as in the UK.
Richard is a trustee of three small charities and the father of two children. In 2018 he was appointed OBE for services to military heritage.