Richard Neville, member of the RA Board of Directors, has been appointed a Knight of the Order of St. John. The RA, as one of the organizations to benefit from his time and experience, is proud to congratulate Richard on this wonderful achievement with the Order. A true community builder, this honour recognizes his contribution of time, skills and expertise, as well as a sustained involvement and commitment to the Order’s aims.
The Order of St. John – its full name is The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem – is one of the world’s oldest humanitarian organizations. This world-wide non-denominational charitable organization is dedicated to the service of others in over 40 countries. The mission of the Order of St. John is “to prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance the health and well-being of people anywhere in the world.”
Originally from Montreal, Richard was an avid skier while attending McGill University. When skiing at Mt. Tremblant, he was impressed by the skills and professionalism of the ski patrol, staffed by St. John Ambulance members. He made it his mission, once established in his career, to give back his time and expertise to the Order of St. John and St. John Ambulance. Currently he is Chair of the Order’s Quebec Oversight Committee.
Richard joined the Federal Public Service in 1972 and held senior executive positions culminating in being appointed Deputy/Comptroller General for Canada (Chief Financial Officer for the Federal Government). He was also appointed the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for the Royal Canadian Mint. Richard gives of his time and skill on several Boards of Directors and has received Order-in-Councils appointments.