Non-executive Director and Non-executive board member, DfT

Richard Keys

Richard Keys



Richard Keys is a non-executive member of the departmental boards at the Department for Transport and the Department for International Development. He is also a non-executive Director at Wessex Water Services, NATS Holdings and Merrill Lynch International.

He is a former senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers where latterly he held the role of Global Chief Accountant. Richard also chairs the board of Glaziers Hall Ltd and was formerly a non-executive director at Sainsbury’s Bank.

Non-executive Director

Non-executive directors provide an external perspective on DFID’s work, while knowing and understanding DFID as an organisation.

They use their experiences and skills from outside DFID to provide objective and constructive challenges on the decisions made by DFID’s committees and boards.

The Non-executive Director sits on the following committees and boards within DFID:

  • the Departmental Board

  • the Executive Management Committee

  • the Audit Committee (chair)

Non-executive directors form a network across government, led by the Government Lead Non-executive.

Non-executive board member, DfT

Non-executive board members provide the Department for Transport with strategic advice, support and challenge. They also attend departmental board meetings and meet with the management team.