Richard Olszewski has three decades' experience in Westminster, Whitehall, devolved and local government. He was a special adviser to former Cabinet minister, John Reid, across various Cabinet positions (Transport, Health, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Leader of the House), dealing with the strategic aspects of policy development and public services reform, as well as the day-to-day political and presentational impacts of government decision-making.
His consultancy experience includes financial services, property development, retail, transport, energy, environment and health. He worked in-house for the Consumers' Association and the Royal College of Nursing. He is currently serving a third term as an elected member of Camden Council, where he is majority group whip, a member of the planning and health committees, and represents Camden on the Royal Free Hospital's Council of Governors.