Richie is an electronics engineering graduate with an MBA from the University of Surrey. He joined McLaren in 1996 as a senior systems engineer and has worked on several cutting-edge development programmes ranging from Formula 1 and Le Mans winning sports cars to the Mercedes-McLaren SLR. In 2005, Richie was appointed Electrical Function Group Manager and successfully led the engineering development and delivery of the electrical and wiring systems for the McLaren MP4-12C and P1 road cars through the complete lifecycle from initial concept through to launch. In 2013, Richie joined Delphi as Customer Electronics Manager (Volkswagen) where he was responsible for the engineering development and delivery of engine control systems for the next generation of VW Group diesel engines. Richie joined Emerald in June 2014.