Richard Stokes Director of Communications & External Affairs

Richard is responsible for the IVSC’s external communications, stakeholder engagement, marketing and brand activities with a focus on growing awareness of, and demand for IVS and valuation professionalism across international markets.

Richard joined IVSC in January 2018. Prior to this he was Head of Global Corporate Affairs within a prominent international standard-setting organisation operating in 40 countries and with more than 130,000 professional members worldwide.

Richard has experience working with valuation and other professional standards organisations throughout the world and has presented regularly on strategic communications in standard setting, including at meetings hosted by the World Bank (2013) and United Nations (2015).

Richard led communications, research and policy development projects at the UK Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office between 2009 and 2013. He worked as an EU and economic policy research specialist at the National Assembly for Wales (Cardiff and Brussels) after completing a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Politics at the University of Bristol in 2006.