Digital services director
About Richard Hutchinson
Richard spent twenty-five years working as a software engineer in the defence, telecommunications and law enforcement domains before joining the then SfEP in 2011 while retraining as a proofreader and copyeditor. He became an Advanced Professional Member in 2013, and enjoys using his maths degree and computing background in editing academic books and journal papers.
Since joining the Council as digital services director in 2018, Richard has overseen the day-to-day running and updating of the digital systems supporting CIEP operations and the membership; undertaken a complete rebranding exercise in the transfer from SfEP to CIEP; rationalised the file sharing and calendaring for CIEP operations; introduced a flexitime system to support the office staff; implemented and supported online participation in EGMs and AGMs; introduced a conference app to support and connect delegates; and researched, specified, procured, and is in the process of implementing, a new digital platform to integrate the CIEP's disparate back-office and member- and public-facing systems.