About

Doughty Consultancy supports public-interest organizations that want to make the world a better place to be bold.

Founded in 2019, we provide in-house, and remote, consultancy and freelance policy and communications expertise, and develop internal capacities for policy and communication teams with training and workshops.


Founder Richard Doughty

Doughty Consultancy is led by Utrecht-based policy and communications specialist Richard Doughty. Originally from the UK, Richard has international experience in helping socially-conscious organizations achieve impact with their policy and communications efforts.

Richard has a background as a lobbyist and campaigner in the NGO, charity, professional institute, and education sectors. He chaired the Leadership 20:20 Commission on the future leadership of civil society, and has advised and lobbied the UK Government on a range of public policy matters.

Find out more about Richard’s experience here.


Why ‘Doughty’?

Doughty is not only a name, it is a synonym for bravery and persistence.

It is the philosophy that underpins how we support organisations, and how we believe we should all be if we want to make the world a better place.

To be doughty is to be bold.