Richard Laing


Richard Laing had the vision to create an invigorating space that beautifully showcases local art and is celebrated by the local community; it is this thinking that gave rise to The Central.


Having worked in the public health sector for 25 years, Richard has a natural affinity for working with people. As the key instigator in The Central becoming a reality, Richard is a believer in cultivating great relationships with like minded people, and sees The Central as an ideal place to foster this.


It was Richard and Jonathan’s longstanding friendship forged over flyfishing and cricket, and his love for philanthropy and community, that saw these two great minds come together on this project. By engaging a group of people, who together all understand the value of community; The Central family are all passionate about bringing people on a journey of art appreciation.