Richard Nevins is a long-standing Variety Queensland member and supporter. Richard was the Director of a marine transport and maintenance company which had diverse business interests. Richard was resident children’s entertainer at Grundy’s Surfers Paradise for 7 years and was on the Board of the Hang Gliding Federation of Australia for 3 years, during which time he organised the 1998 World Hang Gliding Championships at Forbes NSW. Richard was awarded an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for his contributions to the sport.

Richard has previously served on the Variety Queensland Board of Management as Entertainment Director and was a key figure in the establishment of the Gold Coast crew. Notably, Richard served as Bash Chairman in 2005/6 – a watershed year in the growth and development of this key event.  Richard and his wife Sue have personally raised over $1.5 million for Variety, in their spare time and on a voluntary basis.  Now mostly retired, Richard seeks to dedicate more of his time, energy and resources to Variety Queensland.