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Our Governors

Richard Stiff

Chair of Corporation

Richard is the Chair of the Corporation, and also a part of the Finance, Remuneration and Search Committees. Richard retired as Chief Executive of Angus Council in Scotland in 2017.

Prior to Angus he enjoyed a long career in English local government, mainly in education and children’s services departments holding senior posts with North Lincolnshire, Leeds and Dudley councils.

He now works part-time as a public sector consultant, is Chair of the Board of a local authority-owned company and a non-executive director at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust.

Born and raised near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, Richard and his wife now live near Selby. He has two grown-up sons and two grandchildren. Away from work, his interests include local club cricket, Ipswich Town FC, being outside and motorcycles. He is a four-month War Graves Commission volunteer.

Committee Membership and Link Governor Responsibilities

  • Finance
  • Remuneration
  • Search
  • Member - Strategic Working Group

Declarations of Interest

  • Chief Executive - Angus Council (Retired)
  • Member - Scottish Local Government Digital Transformational Board
  • Chair - Tayside Local Resilience Partnership
  • Association of Director - Children’s Services
  • Director - Connexions Humber Ltd.
  • Director - Engage North Lincolnshire Ltd.
  • Non Executive Director - Harrogate District NHS Foundation Trust
  • Director - NCER CIC
  • Associate - LGIV
  • Director - Richard Stiff Consulting Ltd
  • Member -SOLACE
  • Fellow - RSA
  • Trustee TCV
  • Society of Local Authority Chief Executives
  • Member - Fellow Royal Society of Arts
  • Local Government Information Unit - Associate