Since graduating with a Sports Development degree in 2004, Richard has worked with organisations focusing on developing disadvantaged young people and communities. Rich is passionate about supporting organisations to deliver opportunities for disadvantaged young people and communities at local, regional and national levels.
Starting his full time career in the third sector as a Projects Development Officer in Neath Port Talbot, Richard has gone on to work for YMCA Wales as Development Manager and more recently as Chief Officer for the Pillgwenlly Millennium Trust.
Richard is a huge advocate for developing third sector business expertise. In 2010, Richard completed his MBA at Swansea University adding to his knowledge and capability to support organisations in running the business side of their activities.
Contact Richard on R.Thomas@sported.org.uk