Richard is an independent researcher and consultant in the foundation sector including as an Associate of the Tudor Trust. He was previously Head of Policy for the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF). He has been a Trustee of a grant-making endowed charitable foundation, Chief Executive of an educational charity, and civil servant leading on funding policy for the VCS.
He is the author of numerous policy and research papers, including The governance and Financial Management of Endowed Charitable Foundations (2012), ACF; For Good and Not For Keeps (2013), ACF, with Kate Rogers; Intentional Investing, (2015), ACF, with Kate Rogers; Research Briefing: Charitable trusts and foundations’ engagement in the social investment market, with Nikki Jeffrey, (2013), ACF; Giving Trends Top 300 Foundations Report, and Family Foundations Giving Trends, with Cathy Pharoah and KeiranGoddard, (2014) ACF.
Richard has a degree in Scots and English law from the University of Dundee and has further graduate and post-graduate degrees from the Universities of Oxford and Leeds.