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Richard Firth is currently the Vice President of Maritime Audit Services for the Risk Advisory & Assurance Services Group of Carnival Corporation, the largest travel and leisure Cruise Company in the world. He currently provides oversight for audits, investigations and focused reviews for Holland America Line, Seabourn, Princess Cruises and P & O Australia, all wholly owned subsidiaries of Carnival Corporation.

Prior to working in Seattle, Richard sailed at sea for 17 years as a Deck Officer for numerous Cruise Lines including Cunard, Seabourn and Princess Cruises. His final appointment was Staff Captain, 2nd in command with Princess Cruises finishing in 2010. 

Since Richard arrived in the USA, he has become a member of the Citizens Academy Alumni Association for the FBI in Seattle. The CAAA continues to connect community leaders who have shared in the Citizens Academy experience and organizes networking events that support the current Citizens Academy class and community outreach programs.


Richard was born and raised in South Yorkshire in the UK and studied Nautical Science in the NE of England where he eventually obtained a British Master Mariners License Unlimited Tonnage. He currently resides on Bainbridge Island, married to Lynne and has one son, Connor Firth.


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