Ron Richards

President and CEO

Since founding the company, Ron has directly overseen the development approval process for over 100 commercial developments and more than 2000 acres of residential development, primarily in The Province of Ontario. Satisfied clients keep coming back to benefit from the effective, professional management skills that Ron delivers. He is steadily establishing R.G. Richards & Associates as one of the most reputable development management firms in Canada.

Ron brings extensive business and government background to his leadership role as owner and President of R.G. Richards & Associates. Through more than 30 years of practical experience, Ron has gained unique insight into the land development approval process. Working within both the public and private sectors with equal facility, he has gained an exceptional blend of attributes that clients recognize immediately.

Prior to starting the company Ron held a variety of position in the private and public sectors. Previously, Ron was Director of Development for a leading residential developer/builder in Ottawa and before that was Vice President of Planning and Research for a major land development company in the Greater Toronto Area. Within the public sector, Ron’s roles included: Chief of Staff to and Ontario Cabinet Minister; Deputy Chief of Staff to the Federal Minister of Industry, Science and Technology Canada and Minister of International Trade; as well as a Special Advisor to the Federal Minister of National Revenue. Ron also held the position Of Manager, Finance and Administration and Director Of the International Youth Year celebrations for the Province of Ontario.

Ron founded RG Richards and Associates in 1997.