Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor BSc (Business Studies) was a career civil servant in Nigeria before he moved to the United Kingdom following the murder of his son, Damilola. In memory of Damilola, he set up the Damilola Taylor Trust (DTT), to actualise Dammy’s dream of making the world a better place to live in.

Under his leadership, DTT has delivered a number of youth crime prevention and victim support projects in collaboration with the Home Office, the Police and Greater London borough Councils. In pursuing the charitable objectives of the Trust, Mr. Taylor has for over sixteen years been at the forefront of developing and implementing programmes designed to enable young people from inner-city communities at risk of crime, realise their potential.

As someone who has been a victim of a “high profile” tragedy with the loss of a young son, Mr. Taylor has led the Trust to deliver a series of victim support workshops helping other victims of violent crime to cope and deal with their grief. Mr. Taylor has delivered motivational talks in schools and communities, to steer youths away from crime and gang culture. His vision is to create safer streets in our communities.