Directors and assistants

Richard Williams, Membership and enterprise director

Richard WilliamsRichard's brief includes consultancy, training, membership, marketing events and business development, and the development of new products and services that benefit civil society. Richard has worked in the voluntary sector for over 30 years and focused on youth enterprise, unemployment measures, environmental issues, income generation, partnership development, and diversity.

Richard is a trustee of the Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust and an ambassador for The Conservation Volunteers. He is a non-executive director of Trustees Unlimited, an NCVO collaborative venture, and non-executive director of NCVO Trading Ltd. Richard is the founder of the Business Launchpad, formerly the Wandsworth Youth Enterprise Centre.

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Susan Cordingley, Strategy and operations director

susan cordingleySusan Cordingley is strategy and operations director at NCVO and is responsible for the organisation's planning and financial management, IT, HR and digital communications. She is also NCVO’s company secretary and supports the governance of NCVO. Susan sits on Oxfam GB’s Audit, Finance and Risk Committee as an independent member and is a member of the steering group of the Heads Together Workplace Wellbeing Programme.

Susan is a Chartered Accountant, training at Haysmacintyre, where she was responsible for a mixed portfolio of corporate and charity clients and also has an MBA from London Business School. She has recently returned to NCVO, having worked for the organisation fifteen years ago in a similar role.

Susan also spent time in a senior management role at Guide Dogs for The Blind, before taking a career break to bring up her children, during which time she was treasurer and trustee for a number of charities and studied for a psychology degree with the Open University.

Arabella Shewry, Executive assistant to chief executive and chair 

Arabella is executive assistant to Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive, and Peter Kellner, Chair. Her role includes diary management, providing admin support and acting as first point of contact for Stuart and Peter. Arabella also project manages NCVO's diversity and inclusion project.

She has particular interest in:

        • diversity and inclusion
        • workplace culture
        • campaigning and activism
        • feminism
        • the women's network which Arabella co-chairs.

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David Hauk, Personal assistant to strategy and operations director

David is Personal assistant to Susan Cordingley, the strategy and operations director, and provides day to day administrative support across the various aspects of her role and manages her diary. He is also responsible for supporting NCVO’s Trustee board and Committees assisting Susan in her role as Company Secretary.

He has particular interest in:

        • governance of trustee boards
        • meetings and events management
        • elections administration
        • production on company reports,

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