- Ipswich United Kingdom
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Richard is a strategic thinker and influential communicator. He connects people. His business acumen and passion for social enterprise is matched with creative energy, always on tap. He has a flexible and adaptable leadership style suited to working in uncertain environments and with multiple accountabilities. Committed to continuous improvement and inspiring personal development in others. Richard's consultative approach enables him to understand different perspectives to assist and coach leaders to develop strategies based on creative thinking and innovation. Richard is an effective public speaker supporting a room of delegates to gain valuable insights as a facilitator and their host. Richard's interest in the "third sector" started with the Compact. He worked with the NCVO to create what became Local Compact Voice, part of Compact Voice chaired then by Sir Michael Bichard and latterly Sir Michael Kelly. Richard chaired Local Compact Voice throughout his time at SAVO and COVER and membership increased to 250 members and the profile and understanding of the sector's relationship with local government increased as well. Richard's network includes many inspiring social entrepreneurs and they have influenced his growing interest in the parts of the sector which can build social capital and influence public service by transforming lives. This has developed into a comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing a public service provider or organisation aiming to trigger systemic change. It has informed how he coaches CEOs to develop effective strategy with appropriate scale and finance. Richard has become increasingly interested in the value generated by social enterprise, the discipline of the business model, fit for this century's social development and economic challenges.