Dave Richards - Business in the Community
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Dave Richards

Head of Corporate Responsibility
Capital One UK

East Midlands Leadership Board

Dave Richards is Head of Corporate Responsibility at Capital One UK.

Dave started his career in community investment while working at Nottingham Trent University. He worked in the Schools, Colleges and Community Outreach team and led a widening participation mentoring programme across Nottinghamshire. In 2011, he moved to Business in the Community (BITC) to lead community programmes across the East Midlands. During this time, he worked with many of the region’s largest employers to support developing and delivering community impact and education programmes.

In 2016 he joined Capital One UK, where he has since headed up the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) function in the External Affairs team. During this time, Dave has transformed the CSR strategy and led the development of highly acclaimed programmes that address social mobility, financial education, digital literacy and sustainability. Dave is also deeply invested in Capital One’s diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy and chairs the LGBTQ+ Business Resource Group.

In his spare time, Dave enjoys keeping fit and often participates in cycling and running events to help fundraise for mental health charities. He also leads the Cubs section at his local Scout Group in Nottingham.