Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Director of enterprise, NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations)

Richard Williams is director of enterprise for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), in charge of generating income through memberships and developing new products and services.

He joined the NCVO in 2006 from environmental volunteering charity BTCV where he was group development director.

He is also founder and trustee of Wandsworth Youth Enterprise Centre (WYEC), a resource for young entrepreneurs wishing to set up a business venture, and chair of subsidiary Enterprise Development Worldwide, a community interest company that is undertaking consultancy in enterprise development.

Although Williams has been working in the voluntary sector for most of his career, he also spent seven years in the private sector as the manager of a couple of businesses.

He has a certificate in industrial management and a diploma in management studies, and in 2003 gained a certificate in cross-sector partnership from Cambridge University.

While at NCVO he helped to spearhead the launch of CaSE Insurance and Trustees Unlimited.

Williams is involved in many non-profit organisations outside of his day job: he has been a director of the Social Enterprise Coalition and of the Fundraising Standards Board, is a trustee of Maasai Education Discovery (MED), a patron of the Minorities of Europe (MoE), and remains an ambassador for BTCV.

 

Is this profile up-to-date? If not, please let us know at whoswho@civilsociety.co.uk

No Content Found

Directory

Search the Directory

 

The Civil Society Directory is a comprehensive and effective resource for finding organisations and people in the sector.

The ‘fake’ charity app scam could damage trust in charities

21 Jun 2016

Kirsty Weakley argues that if charities don’t understand what their technology partners are doing, they...

Environmentally-friendly printing - is it possible?

25 May 2016

SaxoPrint highlights how environmentally-friendly printing products and affordability for charities need...

Charities must put digital communication at the heart of their work

19 May 2016

Boards must engage with digital services or their organisation may be left behind, says Chris Sherwood....

Society Diary: Brian Blessed to provide the voice of a toilet at Glastonbury

24 Jun 2016

Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity...

Where do charities stand on the European Union Referendum?

22 Jun 2016

Which charities have got involved in the European Union referendum debate? And what do they think?

Why the charity sector needs to vote for Remain in the European Union referendum

21 Jun 2016

Rob Wilson, minister for civil society, says that Brexit is a huge risk to charities.