Richard was appointed Director of the Power to Change Research Institute in November 2015. A former senior civil servant and deputy director of the think tank Reform, Richard has extensive public policy and research experience. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and the charity Volunteering Matters, a non-executive director of the IARS International Institute, and a Visiting Senior Fellow at Queen Mary’s University. In his spare time, Richard chairs (and sings in) the Festival Chorus, a large and friendly amateur choir in South London.
From the vital role of community businesses to social investment, Richard Harries from the Power to Change Research Institute explains what he thinks the chancellor should have mentioned in yesterday's budget.