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Richard Strauss

Director of Sustainability - Offploy CIC

Richard is Offploy’s CIC Director of Sustainability. Offploy is a peer-led social enterprise supporting ex-offenders closer to and into employment. Currently, 70% of the team have lived experience of the criminal justice system. Since being founded in 2016, services have been commissioned by Probation, Prisons and the DWP, The Home Office amongst others.

In his Director of Sustainability role, Richard leads on business development and the management of the organisation’s finances. His journey with Offploy began when he met Founder and Managing Director, Jacob Hill, in HMP Wealstun where they were both serving custodial sentences and the first versions of the business plan were drafted.