Matching motivated trustees with the boards who need them

Simon Richards
BoardMatch Business Manager

m. 07496 885125

Simon leads our BoardMatch offer to identify trustee candidates for charity board opportunities from our extensive database of high calibre professionals.

For the first 24 years of his career, Simon held a broad range of finance, HR and business management roles in public sector organisations such as local government, police and health services.

Before joining Peridot Partners, he spent 5 years at the National Governance Association, leading a programme to support school and trust governing boards. Simon led the ‘Future Chairs’ programme, specialising in leadership succession planning by developing and appointing new board members to shadow the chair of the board to eventually fulfil anticipated chairing roles.

Simon is energetic about the power of great education – he is a highly experienced school governor, specialising in schools facing challenging circumstances. He currently chairs the Board of Governors at a primary school on the Isle of Wight, where he lives with his partner and two rescue cats.

Outside of work, Simon is a keen endurance cyclist and can be found at weekends exploring the island’s stunning countryside and participating in off-road sportive challenge events all over the country.

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