Richard Newton


Richard established Richard Newton Consulting (RNC) in 2011 after a 20-year career in the charity sector. His CV includes leadership positions at Rathbone as Director Wales and Head of Commercial at The Prince’s Trust, as well as senior fundraising roles at Barnardo’s and Marie Curie.

As an award-winning leader, he’s developed an in-depth understanding of how Business Planning, Change and Risk Management, Partnership Development, Governance and Organisational Development, Fundraising, and Quality Assurance best work together strategically.

In a fundraising role, Richard has raised over £120 million across the fundraising mix for small, medium, and large scale organisations.


Trustee of National Youth Arts Wales October 2020 to present

Board Member of Fundraising Regulator with particular responsibility for Wales and membership of the Complaints and Investigations Sub-Committee, January 2017 – December 2019

Trustee of Creu Cymru, October 2013 – December 2019

Trustee of Sherman Theatre, 2015 – 2017

Founding Chair of Trustees – Cardiff Wales LGBT Mardi Gras (Cardiff Pride), April 2008 – December 2012 where he was awarded  Leadership Wales Award – Voluntary Sector and Trustee of the Year Award (WCVA).


BSc (Hons) 2.1 Business Administration, University of Wales Aberystwyth.

Out of Office

Richard has a passion for the arts and believes great art should reach everyone, irrespective of their background.  RNC has worked with organisations including the National Theatre of Wales and Clwb Ifor Bach. 

The team is about to begin a major assignment in spring 2021 with National Museum Cardiff.

Richard loves to travel, preferring to visit the more unusual international destinations. Holidays in Lebanon inspired RNC to be part of the British Council’s Cultural Heritage Project, a partnership project between client Swansea City Opera; Lebanon based NGOs SHEILD and Dream of a Refugee Association, and the American University of Beirut.