Richard Evans,
Career Transition and Executive Search

Richard Evans’ career spans the private, public and charity sectors, with senior executive positions in all. Through this work he has built a diverse network of contacts which form the foundation of his skill in executive search, mentoring and coaching.

Richard Evans’ career began in the charity sector after university, working for Voluntary Service Overseas in Southern Thailand. On his return he started in education, teaching politics and history in schools and colleges. During this time he was a parliamentary candidate in two General Elections. After a number of years in senior management in education, Richard moved into the charity sector, working as Development Director for the international HIV/AIDS charity ACET International.

He subsequently worked in executive search, spending over a decade as Chief Executive of a leading City business specialising in the not-for-profit sector. He now runs a headhunting practice focusing on the corporate and business sectors, drawing on his many contacts.

Richard has extensive company board experience as a Director and Chairman. He is also a trustee serving on the boards of the MedicAlert Foundation, the Campaign for Learning and the Council for Education in the Commonwealth. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the English Speaking Union and the Institute of Directors. He is a Freeman of the City of London and Freeman of the Company of Educators. He has previously been a trustee of the Brook Advisory Service, a governor of several schools, and a churchwarden.

Richard is regularly invited to speak and write on the relationship between business and charity, the different approaches to corporate governance and the changing nature of philanthropy.

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