Richard is one of the founding Trustees of Aortic Centre Trust. He graduated in law from Jesus College, Cambridge and qualified as a solicitor in 1977. He established his own firm, Richard Grosse & Co, as commercial real estate specialists in 1984 and merged that firm with the leading City law firm, Taylor Joynson Garrett, now Taylor Wessing, in 2000. He has been the principal real estate advisor to many quoted property companies throughout his career. Richard supports a number of charities and has been instrumental in the establishment of ACT