Richard Spencer is an experienced business leader, providing strategic challenge and direction to a number of organisations.
He is Non-Executive Director, Goalball UK. Goalball is an inspiring and competitive sport for the visually impaired that has been part of the Paralympics since 1976. He provides strategic support and direction to ensure that resources are available to grow the sport at a grass-roots level around the UK and to help improve the elite performance and funding and secure participation at Paralymipcs games.
He is a Trustee at Raleigh International, whose mission is to drive sustainable development through inspiring young people to be the agents of change. His specific responsibility is to support growth and diversification of funding to underpin and deliver the charity’s exciting and ambitious new strategy.
He is also part of the Fundraising and Communications Leadership Team at the RSPB, the UK member of Birdlife – an international partnership of 120 conservation organisations with more than 13m members worldwide. His executive responsibility at the RSPB is to double support and net income to £150m by 2020 to achieve its mission to inspire a world richer in nature. Prior to working in the Not-For-Profit sector he spent ten years in the commercial world, delivering growth strategies for companies in a range of sectors including retail financial services and technology.