Richard Hawkes

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"Richard joined Scope as Chief Executive in January 2010. He has held senior positions in a number of UK and international development organisations and has held a range of Trustee and Board roles. He is currently a member of the BBC Appeals Advisory Committee, a Trustee of Skills Third Sector (the skills council for the voluntary sector) and a Trustee of the Voluntary Organisations Disability Group.

"Before joining Scope, Richard was the International Programmes Director of VSO, responsible for programmes in more than 40 countries, and the Chief Executive of Sense International, a charity supporting deaf and blind people in developing countries. He has worked for the United Nations in Vienna and was National Secretary of the National Union of Students. Richard was Chair of BOND, the umbrella body for UK-based international charities, for five years, including when it co-ordinated the Make Poverty History campaign." [1]

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  1. Scope Richard Hawkes, organizational web page, accessed June 29, 2012.