Richard Hill is an experienced facilitator and Programme Director whose ambition is to support teams, organisations and individuals to realise their potential through developing leadership, purpose and culture. Working to bridge the gap between academic insight and day-to-day working realities, he brings both thought leadership and on the ground experience to enable the success of others.
Richard bridges the gap between practical application and academic practice. He is determined to bring the best of critical thought and rigorous enquiry alongside high impact engagements which enable organisations to bring the best from inside their business to succeed on their own terms.
Richard first became involved in working with teams and culture over 15 years ago while delivering cross-cultural programmes for the British Council across the Middle East and North Africa. Excited by the ways in which learning can bring people together and create their ‘best selves’ he joined the University of Cambridge where for 10 years he built, designed and delivered high-quality learning interventions for high-profile public and private sector businesses, institutions, individuals and organisations.
These ranged from organisation partnerships which focused on aligning individuals, teams and leaders behind organisational strategy and direction through to skills and capacity building to drive them to achieve the best possible outcomes. He also delivered strategic development projects, including in Pakistan and Malaysia, which had the ambition of enabling business leaders to recognise and understand the ways in which they could lead and manage positively within their communities and society.
From 2013-2016 Richard was the founding Executive Director of the Centre for Compliance & Trust at Cambridge Judge Business School, working across the financial services sector to change culture and improve conduct.
In 2016, determined to bring together the theory which surrounds purpose within organisations with the reality of creating impact, Richard co-founded Realize, an NGO based in Central America which works to build inclusion for individuals with disabilities. Working closely with public sector, grassroots and community organisations, Realize builds policy, strategic and tactical responses to the needs of the community and seeks to develop benchmark practice across the region.
Publications and public speaking
- A Call for National Action, Government of Belize and UNICEF, 2016
- Compliance vs Trust: an optimist’s view of Conduct, CCRi conference keynote, 2016
- Cambridge Trust in Banking Conference at the London Stock Exchange (chair and convener), 2016
- Developing Transformational Leadership Capability, IEDP, 2012
- Teach them the only way is ethics, The Sunday Times, 2014
- Restoring trust in banks, Cambridge Business, 2015
- Banking Standards – turning ideas into reality, CCR Magazine, 2016
- Developing leaders: Training the guardians, IEDP, 2015