Richard spends half his time as a Senior Advisor for the Global Fund, working on non-public sector engagement and the use of results-based and activity-based contracting. How can you use contracting, payment models and performance management to connect funding more closely to delivery, and to increase the reach and impact of services targeting HIV, TB and malaria?
He also works as a Senior Consultant for the World Bank, currently supporting the Ministry of Public Health in Afghanistan with the management of contracted health services in which service provider payments are tied to the delivery of key health interventions. Other projects, across a number of countries, have included: developing self-financing labour migration systems; linking refugees with jobs, and; designing and mobilising outcomes-based job intermediation for long-term unemployed people.
The rest of the time he oversees the delivery of social impact programs. He is Chair of a youth employment Development Impact Bond in Palestine. He also is Chair of four Social Impact Bonds in the UK, including homelessness prevention and social prescribing.
Previously, Richard set up and ran a series of high-performing and high-quality for-profit service providers, delivering employment programs under contract to governments, mainly with outcome-based payments. This included leading one contract worth £750m, delivered by a network of 75 local subcontractors across three UK regions. He was Specialist Adviser to the UK government’s Work and Pensions Select Committee during their enquiry into the Work Programme.
Richard had an early career in international education. He studied Philosophy and Psychology at Oxford and Applied Linguistics at Exeter.