Richard HamerRichard Hamer

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Richard has over 20 years’ experience in the third sector, predominantly at CEO and senior management level, working in roles involving advice provision, policy and campaigns and communications. For five years he was Director of External Affairs at Capability Scotland and he followed this role by leading Amnesty International’s work in Scotland.

Richard brings a business-focussed energy to his work, utilising detailed research, analysis and problem solving to deliver real change in the third sector. As might be expected from his previous roles, he has a strongly rights-based approach and is keen to see the significant evidence of inequality in Scotland drive action within the third and public sectors.

Key strengths:

Research and analysis, stakeholder engagement, communications / PR and public affairs.

Particular experience:

Social care, human rights and equalities; particularly disability, regeneration and community engagement

Previous roles:

Leading Amnesty International’s work in Scotland, preceded by 5 years as Director of External Affairs at Capability Scotland.

External roles:

Member of the Equalities Law Sub Committee of the Law Society of Scotland.