Richard Golding was, until March 2021, Finance Director at The New Humanitarian, the world’s leading humanitarian not-for-profit news service, reporting from the frontlines of conflicts and natural disasters in some 70 countries to drive more effective prevention and responses to crises. He is based in Geneva, Switzerland and also serves as Chair of the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce (Geneva Chapter) and as a member of the BSCC Council. He also works as an independent management consultant providing governance and risk management advisory and facilitation services to multilateral and other international organizations. He speaks English and French.
A Fellow (FCPFA) of the UK Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy, Richard worked for 25 years at PwC (London, Geneva and New York), culminating in being PwC’s Global Relationship Partner from 2005-2012 for the United Nations System, The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis & Malaria and other multilateral organizations.
Until December 2020, Richard has also served as an independent advisor to the Board and Finance & Accountability Committee of Unitaid, Geneva – an international organization for innovative funding and investment in projects to prevent, diagnose and treat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
He currently serves on the Board of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) since 2015 and is been the Chair of its Finance Committee as well as a member of its Programme Committee and Audit & Risk Committee.
Richard has been appointed as a member of the CGIAR Audit, Finance & Risk Committee (AFRC) from 1st June 2021.