Ambassadors

Nehemiah is fortunate in having two Ambassadors to act on our behalf.

Richard Steer

Richard is the Chairman of international property and construction consultants, Gleeds. With its heritage in quantity surveying, Gleeds has grown under Richard’s leadership into a business that employs over 1600 people across 66 offices worldwide, with a turnover of £150 million.
Richard has championed Gleeds’ philanthropic work, which includes raising almost £300,000 in a five-day period for good causes around the world, in celebration of the organisation’s 130 year anniversary.
He has supported Nehemiah in the past two years by personally directing the Gala Fundraising Ball in 2015 at London Guildhall, at which Gleeds Ambassaador Sir Steve Redgrave was guest speaker. Richard also worked with CEO Dr John Patience and others on 'Rehabilitation by Design’ a thought paper which explores proposed prison reform in the UK - recommendations from which are being discussed at UK government level.

Msgr Roger Reader

Fr Roger Reader is a priest of the Diocese of Westminster. He was ordained in 1995 and has worked full time in prisons since 1998, first as    chaplain at HM Prison Whitemoor for three years and then for 12 years at HM Prison Feltham. He is a former   Anglican and worked part-time for six years at HM Prison Pentonville during his nine years as an Anglican clergyman. Fr Roger has a passion to see men coming out of prison better supported and has been instrumental in  establishing the partnership with the Order of Malta.