Head of Operations
Richard has over 17 years’ experience in strategy implementation, operations and performance evaluation in the public and not-for-profit sectors. He is responsible for the Luc Hoffmann Institute’s internal operations and systems and is also involved in developing the new project portfolio.
Richard obtained his first degree in commerce before winning scholarships to conduct research on the political ecology of conservation and environmental change for his MSc and PhD at King’s College London. He then joined the UK National Audit Office (NAO) which scrutinises public spending for the UK Parliament. Richard led numerous high-profile performance evaluations of government operations, programmes and services while at the NAO including developing renewable energy technologies, decarbonising electricity supplies, civil nuclear decommissioning, public service broadcasting, estate management and government asset sales.
Previously, Richard worked in finance roles in the financial services and transport sectors and as a researcher in an economics consultancy. He has authored dozens of published reports and briefings for the UK Parliament on the operation and performance of publicly-funded organisations.Richard Gauld