Harry Rich is the RIBA's Chief Executive. Before joining the RIBA he was Chief Executive of Enterprise UK and, prior to this, Deputy Chief Executive at the Design Council, having joined after a business career in industrial electrical distribution and retailing. He led on services to drive economic and business growth through design and on policy, government relations, research and design knowledge. He has been a keynote speaker at business conferences around the world and trained as a commercial lawyer.
Harry is a governor of the University for the Creative Arts and a member of the international advisory board of the US-based Design Management Institute. He has served on the Press Complaint Commission's Charter Compliance Panel, was a non-executive director of the Advertising Standards Authority, Chair of JAT – the Jewish sexual health charity and a Justice of the Peace.