Richard Baker is Policy Manager for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded. His first role in the third sector was as Scottish Press Officer for Help the Aged, joining the charity in 2000.
In 2003 he was elected to the Scottish Parliament as an MSP for North East Scotland, and served in the Shadow Cabinet for Scottish Labour in a number of roles. He stood down from Holyrood in 2015 to return to the third sector as Team Leader for Age Scotland’s Early Stage Dementia Project. In 2016 he took over the role of Policy and Communications Manager for Age Scotland, and joined Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded in November 2017 to establish a Policy and Research function for the charities as their first Policy Manager.
Interests and experience
○ Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded
○ Ex-member of the Scottish Parliament