Richard Offen retired in 2017 after 13 years as executive director of Heritage Perth. During that time he was able to immerse himself in the history of Perth and Western Australia and has helped to dispel the urban myth “Perth has no history”. In retirement, he writes, still takes walking tours of the city’s historic sites and is a popular lecturer on the subject. Richard also remains a regular broadcaster on both radio and television. He was the co-author of the National Trust book The Living Coast and penned the captions for a book of aerial photographs of the British coast entitled Coastline UK. In his spare time, Richard is on the Board of the Anglican Schools Commission, Deputy Chairman of the Swan Bells Foundation, on the Board of the Young Australia League, Secretary of the Sharpe Trust and a Churchwarden at Christ Church, Claremont.