Richard Taylor joined Cancer Research UK in April 1998, when it was the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. As executive director of fundraising and supporter marketing he leads a team of 2,000 staff across a broad portfolio of fundraising activities, including Race for Life, a regular giving programme with over one million monthly donors and a legacy pipeline worth £150m in annual income.
Richard is also chairman of the Neuro Foundation, a small charity which aims to improve the lives of those affected by neurofibromatosis and in March 2011 was appointed as a trustee of the Institute of Fundraising.
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