Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity

The Trustees


Clive Richards born 1 September 1937.  Educated at Bishop Vesey Grammar School in Birmingham.  He served articles with KPMG in Birmingham and qualified as a Cost and Management Accountant in 1959, passed the final of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and as a Chartered Accountant in 1960. He has spent the rest of his career in the City of London firstly with the Jobbers Wedd Durlacher where he became managing partner 1960-1970 and then with Rothschild Group 1970-1976.

He then became a serial entrepreneur for the rest of his career building up, floating and/or selling several PLCs.

He was awarded the OBE for Charity in 2000 and in 2018 the KSG - Papal Knighthood of the Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great.  Outside interests include a 2000 acre Estate in Herefordshire, Rugby Football, Cricket, Shooting and country pursuits including breeding and training black Labradors.  He was awarded the CBE in the New Year's Honours list 2020.

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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.

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Peregrine started his forty plus years in the City at Coutts in the late ’60s where he spent three years before travelling to Asia and Africa for a year. He then spent ten years stockbroking followed by five years at Robert Fleming as an investment manager. He returned to Coutts in 1987 as Head of Asset Management. Nine years later he was appointed head of the teams responsible for the most prestigious clients of the bank.

On his retirement in 2009 H.M. The Queen invested him CVO.

Peregrine has served as a trustee of a number of charities as well as a director of several investment trusts. He is a Freeman of the City of London and continues to be involved actively in the development of a new bank.

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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.

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Peter is a Midlands based healthcare 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.

Peter is currently COO at Mercia Asset Management PLC, and a shareholder and board member in a number of private businesses including C7 Health, a specialist diagnostic provider to the NHS. 

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.

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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 Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity in 2009.

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.

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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. 

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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. In 2003, Liz successfully supported two orphan refugee students displaced from their families overseas by the Vietnam War, through their law studies at Pembroke College, Oxford University. 


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 been invited to sit on many National (UK) and International bodies (Dublin, Vancouver) as well as leading Master Classes (Outer Hebrides, Birmingham, Edinburgh, London, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney and Vancouver). Liz has authored two academic textbooks in Discharge Planning and has written many academic papers. In 2014, Liz was awarded a prestigious 3 year Doctoral Fellowship from the National Institute for Health Care Research (NIHR). 


In 2019 she was awarded a place on the prestigious national senior nurse and midwife research leader programme, called 70 @ 70. This will fund her post for 3 years on a part time basis through the NIHR to lead research activities in practice.  Liz has also received a substantial nursing research grant (2019) to evaluate a programme of education for nurses and will be taking up a part time post at Birmingham University in February 2019.


She is currently collaborating with the Department of Health (NHS Improvement) on innovative solutions to every day healthcare issues through translational research and her latest PhD outputs has stimulated an invitation from Canadian Government.

When Liz isn't working hard in her day job she is an ardent baker, dressmaker and novice gardener!


Liz lives with her husband in the Malvern Hills. Travel and walking is important to Liz, having walked the Offa’s Dyke, Pembrokeshire Coastal path and Thames path.

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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.


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