Richard Garvey is a company director and adviser to a number of privately owned businesses and family groups. Prior to his current role he spent 34 years in chartered accounting including the last 22 years as a partner of KPMG. Richard was the lead audit partner for Hawthorn Football Club between 1998 and 2007.  

Appointed a Director of the Club in October 2010 and elected vice-president in 2015, Richard succeeded Andrew Newbold as President in February 2016 and was formally elected President at the Club’s 2016 Annual General Meeting, before he resigned as President in October 2017.

Outside of Hawthorn, Richard is a member of several advisory boards including Vaughan Constructions Pty Ltd, where he is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors.
He was a Board member of the Australian Institute of Management - Victoria and Tasmania for 11 years until December 2011 including four years as president and a national Board member.