Richard Gutch

Richard Gutch

Richard Gutch is a consultant.  His previous roles include the first chief executive of Futurebuilders England, director for England and strategic programmes at the Community Fund (one of the precursors to the Big Lottery Fund), chief executive of Arthritis Care and assistant director of NCVO. He is also a former chair of Acevo.


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Richard Gutch, secretary, the Justice for All Commission

Former Futurebuilders chief executive Richard Gutch is to head up a new commission that will create a strategy for ensuring public access to legal advice services, to influence policymakers in the run-up to the next general election.

What trustees need to know about Funding the Future

What elements of the recent Funding the Future report are essential for trustees? Secretary of the Funding Commission Richard Gutch has the answers.

Gutch to spearhead merger of three disability charities

Richard Gutch has been appointed part-time interim chief executive of the Disability Alliance to drive through its merger with Radar and the National Centre for Independent Living.

It takes all sorts: the many faces of charity chairs

Richard Gutch interviewed the chairs of 17 different charities earlier this year. Their organisations cover children, disabled people, health and social care, and have turnovers ranging from £2.5m to £220m. What have the diversity adviser at Rampton Secure Hospital, the leader of Westminster Council, the former chief executive (CE) of Network Rail and a former army recruit got in common?

Structures for user and member involvement

Over the past few months, Richard Gutch interviewed 100 chief executives about the challenges and opportunities they are facing. Governance issues were one of the areas he explored.

The board's role in balancing support with constructive challenge

Futurebuilders England is a government-backed investment fund for the third sector. Here the chair, Peter Wheeler and chief executive, Richard Gutch talk about the Futurebuilders board, and what makes it so unique.

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