Dr Richard Draper
How long have you lived in the region? I was born in Parkes, left at 16 to go to Melbourne, then Newcastle, Gosford and Wagga and then returned to Parkes when I was 30.
What is your favourite thing about Forbes? The lake, and it has a more relaxed feel around the centre of town, I like the feel of the CBD.
What are your passions/hobbies? Road racing motorcycles.
What is your biggest fear? To be judged as overly normal.
Who inspires you the most? My mate Billy has had a kidney transplant, a heart bypass and a hip replacement and is still an incredibly active water ski racer who works super hard. He genuinely is my hero.
What do you love about your job? On the odd occasion, being able to make a difference to someone’s life.
What is the biggest change you would like to see in the world? A world where you have to earn the right to have a child.