Richard Loseby was born in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in 1963. He grew up in Australia before moving to New Zealand at the age of eight. In 1980 he ventured into advertising as a copywriter, working in London from 1985 to 1993 before returning to Auckland where he now works at major agency Ogilvy & Mather. His third travel book will be published in April 2016. Richard is married with two children.