Nehemiah Ambassadors

Wednesday 29th March

Nehemiah is fortunate enough to have appointed two eminent figures to be our Ambassadors and spread the word about the great work that the Charity does.

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 5 day period for good causes around the world, in celebration of the organisation’s 130 year anniversary.
He has unstintingly supported Nehemiah in the past two years by personally directing the Fundraising Ball in 2015 at the Guildhall which was such a success, and publishing ‘Rehabilitation by Design’ which explores proposed prisons reform in the UK - recommendations from which are being discussed at UK government level.

Monsignor Roger Reader

Fr Roger is Prisons Adviser to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. 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 (three years) and then for 12 years at HM Prison Feltham. We have been working with Fr Roger for two years, and he introduced us to The Order of Malta, our new partner charity.