About the Author

Richie Perera’s professional career is connected to The Apprentice and the Eden Project. His leadership has been highlighted in the Made in Britain section of Business Matters Magazine. Richie has sat as Chair of the Judging Panel at the IBX Awards in Dubai and worked as an expert industry consultant for Guidepoint Global.

Richie won the highly acclaimed Investors in People Manager of the Year Award in 2018, recognising Richie as a global leader in HR and people management practices. After being diagnosed with and recovering from mixed depression and anxiety disorder, Richie founded Mental Health and Life. An organisation that delivers Mental Health First Aid Courses alongside HR Consultancy, Race Equity and Suicide Intervention courses to individuals, organisations, and businesses UK-wide.

Richie regularly writes articles on mental health and people management; his articles have been published by The Industry Leaders and the Employee Experience Magazine. Richie is an executive contributor at Brainz magazine and sits as deputy chair on the Board of Trustees at Unity Theatre in Liverpool.

Richie is a keynote speaker on people management and mental health in the workplace.