Richard May became a Governor in 2016. He grew up in Plymouth and has lived and worked in Devon for most of his life. He sits on the Finance and General Purposes Committee.
Following 3 years at Swansea University reading maths, Mr May spent time in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm before qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor. He has worked in Exeter as a commercial surveyor, in general practice covering landlord and tenant, valuation and agency work and advised a lot of institutions and government departments. He has more recently focused on planning and development work, as well as relocations, running a small niche practice covering office and industrial property, covering some large strategic sites in the South West.
Mr May has four children, two of whom are currently pupils at Exeter School. His spare time interests include squash, tennis and skiing.