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Dick (Richard) Baker

Dick works with organisations designing and facilitating change to help them navigate sustainably into the future. As we enter a time of seismic change, in business and society, the place of purpose in business is a key issue. Governance – how organisations are led, controlled and held accountable – is ever more important.

As a senior level advisor on change, corporate governance, board effectiveness and risk Dick has a broad range of experiences having worked within organisations and as a consultant since the early 90’s. In 2008 he set up his own advisory business on facilitating change, governance, board effectiveness and risk.

Richard has worked with a number of FTSE companies along with SMB’s, charities and governmental organisations and has held senior roles in St. James’s Place Plc, KPMG Consulting and AXA Global Risks.

Dick writes and speaks regularly and is a member of the BSI committee BS 13500 that wrote, Code of Practice for Delivering Effective Governance Of Organisations. He is a visiting lecturer on governance at the University of London Birkbeck. He has a degree in Manufacturing and a MSc in Energy Systems. Richard is a Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management.

He is a trustee at The Resurgence Trust and on the Board of the UK Policy Governance Association and was Chair of trustees at Wynstones. He is also a leader at Journeyman, a rites of passage and mentoring programme for teenage boys, and a member of the ManKind Project. He is passionate about helping individuals and organisations find meaning and purpose in their lives.

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