Richard Gutsell

Richard Gutsell

At a glance


  • Business development
  • IT strategy
  • Marketing strategy
  • Sales
  • General management
  • Business advice / analysis
  • Change management
  • Management consultancy
  • Strategic development and planning


Based in Hampshire
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at home, mainly at the office, or will consider remote opportunities from across the UK.


Either in or out of office hours

I am available one day a month in office hours. Outside of office hour I am available for 2-3 hours a week.


  • Any

Type of role


About me

I am a Business Development Director with a track record of achieving ambitious targets in consulting-led technology sales across the UK and EMEA. I have worked in senior roles for a number of companies reporting to board level. I have extensive experience working with and for UK government. I am used to working with and have good contacts with the Department for Work and Pensions, Home Office, FCO, Department for Business, Energy and Industry and others. I also have experience working with a variety of international Governments and customers in Europe, Africa and CIS. 

I have fantastic insight into commercial processes achieved over 15 years of complex sales and bid processes. I have worked with consulting, IT and outsourcing organisations and I have been responsible for negotiating large and small scale contracts.

I have a deep understanding of Digital Transformation, Identity Management and Cyber Security developed over many years of consulting and delivery work.

I have a natural ability to lead and galvanise teams, acting as a catalyst enabling the business to break into new markets and expand existing client accounts whilst building fantastic customer relationships.


What am I looking for

I am looking for a board or advisory role where I can contribute my business development skills, business management and strategy 

I am flexible about the type of charity I work for. I have contributed to education, employment and social inclusion issues over the years. I have skills in Digital Transformation, Identity Management and Cyber Security.