top of page

Clive Richards Foundation

The Trustees & Advisers



Peter is a Midlands based entrepreneur and investor.

He was the founder of Surgi C in 2007 and Newtech Ortho in 2009 specialist spinal and orthopaedic suppliers respectively where following significant growth in sales and profitability, he sold both businesses to a private equity backed company in April 2010 and remained as Chief Executive until 2012. He then went on to hold various leadership roles at Mercia Asset Management PLC where he is currently the Head of Venture Capital as well as a shareholder and board member in a number of private businesses including being a co-founder and significant shareholder in C7 Health, a specialist diagnostic provider to the NHS which sold to InHealth in 2022. 


A former British junior triathlete, Peter on occasions still sets himself endurance challenges such as an Ironman Triathlon, Marathon Des Sables (150 mile run in Sahara desert over 5 days) and a 400km TransAlp Mountain Bike ride.

Peter Dines Chairman Clive Richards Foundation formerly known as Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity


Sylvia came to Herefordshire in 1984 after a busy working life in the City of London in the Insurance, Stock Exchange and Investment Banking sectors.

She now enjoys the country life and helps to run their beautiful Estate in particular involving herself with the Hereford Pedigree cattle.

Her hobbies include listening to music, opera, ballet, gardening, watching rugby and cricket and breeding and training black Labradors.

Sylvia Richards Trustee Clive Richards Foundation formerly known as Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity



David retired in 2013 following a career in secondary education as a modern foreign languages teacher and, from 2003-13, as Headteacher/Executive Head of Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield.


He is passionate about providing educational opportunities of the highest calibre for young people and raising their aspirations and achievement. He has a particular interest in community cohesion and social mobility issues. Beyond education, his interests include France and French culture, sport, ornithology, aviculture and photography.

David Iddon Trustee Clive Richards Foundation formerly known as Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity Bishop Vesey Grammar School Sutton Coldfield West Midlands Birmingham headteacher headmaster



Gareth is an industrialist and contributor to social welfare projects, based in the Midlands and North Norfolk. 


He spent 30 years in R&D, project delivery and business change management in the UK, Europe and China; principally in the chemical, pharmaceutical, engineering and business process outsourcing sectors.  Following a major business trade sale as Managing Director in 2007, Gareth spent five years as a secondary school science teacher. 


He has recently successfully started up an EMEA venture for IPS, a world leading engineer and consultant in healthcare based capital projects. 


Gareth is passionate about applying the concept of UBUNTU through education and social welfare projects and for 15 years has been actively involved in projects based in the UK, West Africa and the Indian Himalaya. He now divides his time equally between industrial and charitable projects. 


Following many years active participation, coaching and officiating in a number of sports, Gareth now enjoys watching live sport; principally rugby, football and hockey, both on a local and international stage. 

Gareth Davies handles overseas applicationsClive Richards Foundation


Liz is proud to have grown up in the Black Country.  She spent her early years within a very busy family household contributing to the care of many pre-adoption babies and young foster children. This early experience had a strong influence on her.  Liz has remained a passionate advocate for children in care and is a dedicated believer in liberation through education. 

Liz started her Nursing career in Dudley in 1991. She rose rapidly through the ranks, innovating and improving services mostly within the realm of Acute Medicine. She received an esteemed Kings Fund leadership award in 1998. Subsequently she spent a year in the USA developing Intermediate Care. 

Liz has developed international expertise in patient discharge from hospital and the avoidance of patient readmissions. She has authored two academic textbooks and published over 100 academic papers on this topic. She collaborates with NHS England regarding innovative solutions to patient discharge issues through quality improvement and translational research.


Liz received a Doctoral Fellowship from the National Institute for Health Care Research (NIHR) completing her PhD in 2018; postdoctoral award in 2019 and, is undertaking the 3 year NIHR 70@70 Programme, until 2022. She is an Editorial member for two academic journals and two national research committees.


In October 2021, Liz embarks on a new phase of her career as Associate Professor Nursing, Centre for Care Excellence, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust / Coventry University.


Liz lives with her husband in the Malvern Hills. When Liz isn't working hard in her day job she is an ardent baker, dressmaker and novice gardener! 

Dr Doctor Liz Deutsch Clive Richards Foundation formerly known as Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity nurse doctor professor medical hospital grants hospice donations Research Grants


James is currently the Managing Director of the GFMA’s Global FX Division, representing the largest dealers in the global FX market.  He also runs AFME’s Technology and Operations Division and the Compliance, Control & Accounting (CCA) Division; in addition James now Chairs AFME’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  He remains heavily involved with efforts to enhance industry conduct, is a Board member of the UK’s FICC Market Standards Board and sits on the Bank of England’s FX Joint Standing Committee and ICSA Board.

James has previously been a business strategy consultant at The LEK Partnership, working out of London and Chicago, as well as UK Head of Equities and Fixed Income Products at Reuters. He was the founder and Managing Director of the financial markets technology consultancy, Stentra, a market leader in trading system consulting, selling the company to ION Trading. 


A great believer in sport and health, James remains a keen hockey player. Still playing in the SuperVets league (admittedly more slowly), he is also a lead volunteer coach for Spencer Hockey Club juniors, encouraging the kids every week for the past 12 years.



Penny is Managing Director at Citi Private Bank where she is responsible for EMEA clients in the £10 to £25m HNW Team. She has over 30 years experience working in Wealth Management for private clients, family offices, charities, professional intermediaries and financial advisers. 

Her roles include Head of Sports and Entertainment at Coutts, Client Director Fleming Family and Partners and Head of Private Client at Close Brothers.


Penny has worked as a charity trustee for over 20 years and is currently a Trustee of Prism the Gift Fund and Pennies the Digital Money Box.


Her previous charitable experience includes Trinity Hospice, Royal Academy Schools, Philarmonia Orchestra, The Academy of St Martins in the Fields and the Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts.


In her spare time Penny enjoys playing the piano and learning to paint with a view to painting her favourite Italian, French and Scottish landscapes.



Julian had a career as a Chartered Banker spanning over four decades in the City and West End of London. He held a number of senior positions in Private and Corporate banking, establishing the first Private Banking operation for NatWest in St. James’s. Julian moved this business to Coutts where he became Managing Director.


He focussed on providing Wealth Management solutions for the bank’s most successful and wealthiest clients within its Family Office and latterly International business concentrating on the Middle East and Asia. He worked closely with families and Family Offices in helping to devise and implement their philanthropic strategies.


Julian is a Freeman of The City of London. He enjoys Rugby and lesser sports, playing his last game at Twickenham and attempting the Cresta Run both in his 6th decade. He skis and tries to keep fit playing tennis and golf.


Having known Clive and Sylvia Richards for over 30 years Julian is delighted to be able to support the Foundation in delivering its objectives.

Julian Lamden


Peter is a qualified financial accountant and has held a number of senior FD positions in his working career.

He became a Trustee and Director of the Foundation in 2009.  He retired as a Trustee in November 2022 and immediately became a Stage 1 Grants Adviser.

Peter’s interests are mainly sporting and he firmly believes that active participation in sport/leisure is a valuable asset towards greater self fulfillment and contentment.

Peter Henry Trustee Clive Richards Foundation formerly known as the Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity in Hereford Herefordshire


Paul was appointed as Chief Executive in March 2023, having previously held a variety of CEO roles within the Charity and Not For Profit sector. Here he demonstrated a talent for growing organisations and providing successful strategic direction.

Paul has worked extensively around the world, including in both East and West Africa and so brings a wealth of cultural understanding to the role.

Prior to this, Paul served for 17 years within the military including front line service in several conflict zones. Latterly, he used his experience to specialise in leadership training for Officers, completing a postgraduate teaching qualification from Cardiff University.


He is passionate about promoting the importance of transparency, simplicity, and common sense in organisational leadership.

Away from work Paul is a keen horseman and has regularly represented Great Britain at International Level on the World Cup circuit. He and his family have recently returned to UK after over 15 years living in overseas.




Finance Manager

Rob is a qualified Management Accountant and has a MBA from the Open University.

He has held senior financial roles at board level in manufacturing, education, leadership development, and the charity sector.


He enjoys walking and driving, especially in the Welsh hills where he lives.

Rob Woolf Finance Manager Clive Richards Foundation formerly known as Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity in Hereford Herefordshire donations education music arts opera buildings overseas orphanage India hospice hospital schools Worcester University overseas research CRF CSRC

CLIVE RICHARDS FOUNDATION ACCOUNTS previously trading as the Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity

Click on the relevant year to download the accounts

bottom of page