Richard Owens is a Founder Member of the Society and has been a Trustee since 1996. He was Honorary Secretary from 1998 until 2010. He worked in the Gulf for the International trading group, Inchcape, from 1964 until 1996. He has a long association with the Sultanate, first working there in 1973 and managing the company’s interests there from 1985 until his retirement in 1996. He has been a regular visitor to Oman since his retirement, with his son working for Petroleum Development Oman for eight years.