Richard Cornish was appointed Chief Operating Officer at Natural England in June 2019. Richard has spent most of his career in central government, mainly in large-scale delivery roles. He has also lead policy, strategy and major change programmes. His most recent roles include:
- Director of Counter Fraud, Compliance and Debt at Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
- Devolution Director, DWP
- Joint head of Policy and Analysis at the Smith Commission
- Director for Scotland, Jobcentre Plus
Richard is also a non-executive director on the Ofgem E-Serve board.