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Richard Leggatt

Head of Fundraising and Development

Richard Leggatt took up the reins as Head of Fundraising and Development at IDS in November 2015 leading a newly formed team of grants and partnership specialists. The team is responsible for supporting the Institute in securing a sufficient flow of income for the Institute’s research activities as well as developing and maintaining its partnerships around the world, including its alumni network.

Before joining IDS Richard spent 11 years as Fundraising Manager and subsequently Director of Fundraising at the Marine Stewardship Council. At the MSC he managed a broad program of support from foundations, corporations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and high net worth individuals helping to grow the staff base from 15 to around 150. Previous posts included fundraising positions with FIELD (Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development) and Book Aid International.