Richard Smith

Richard has wide ranging commercial experience gained from a career spanning many years in the commercial sector.  Used to operating at FTSE Board level he has significant expertise in strategy formulation and delivery of effective operational change. In addition, he has years of experience working in the not for profit sector and has sat on the Board of eight charities (three as Treasurer) – with a focus on ensuring long term sustainability.

Key skills & experience

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Sustainability partnerships between business and charities
  • Transformation programmes
  • Securing private and public funding
  • Communications and brand strategy
  • Non-financial reporting


Recent projects

  • Developed a retail footprint strategy for a major UK bank
  • Overseen growth of a national charity from £500m turnover to £1.8m & 100% increase in reach to users
  • Installed a robust governance structure and operational framework to a long established charity
  • Led turnaround from brink of insolvency & implemented innovative partnership structure (with NHS/Government) to secure development of a £1m dedicated centre (national charity)

Other information

Richard is also a Justice of the Peace (Magistrate)


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