Director of fundraising and supporter marketing , Cancer Research UK
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.
He was appointed chair of the Institute of Fundraising in June 2014.
Richard is also chairman of the Neuro Foundation, a small charity which aims to improve the lives of those affected by neurofibromatosis and has been a trustee of the Institute of Fundraising since March 2011.
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As director of fundraising at Cancer Research UK, Richard Taylor is unapologetic about wanting to grow all channels and activity. His department is known for its ambition and innovation, with voluntary income up £30m to £490m in 2013/14. Recently elected chair of the Institute of Fundraising, he is approaching the world of self-regulation with the same drive and ambition.
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