Richard Harold Smith AC (brought into the world 18 March 1944) is an Australian record-breaking pilot, humanitarian, political lobbyist and sequential business person. He holds various flight world records and was the organizer of Dick Smith Electronics, Dick Smith Foods and Australian Geographic. He was chosen as the 1986 Australian of the Year. In 2010, he established the media creation organization Smith&Nasht with the aim of delivering films about worldwide issues. In 2015, he was granted the Companion of the Order of Australia, and is an individual of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.