Richard has been working in the third sector for more than two decades, joining Sarcoma UK after eight successful years at the national blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan. Leading an 80-strong team as the charity’s Director of Engagement, he was responsible for overseeing communications, fundraising and marketing, helping the charity to dramatically increase the recruitment of stem cell donors from 20,000 per year to 80,000.
Previously the Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Cancer Research UK, Richard successfully led the campaign that pushed for smoke free public spaces legislation in the UK.
Richard enjoys cooking, park running and listening to music. He is a proud northerner but doesn’t go back to the north east anywhere near enough. He lives near Hampstead Heath with his partner.