Richard Kauntze is Chief Executive of the British Council for Offices (BCO). He was appointed in 1999 with a brief to restructure the organisation and raise its profile. In 2000 the BCO relocated from Reading to the City of London where the dedicated secretariat promotes the BCO’s mission to research, develop and communicate best practice in all aspects of the office sector. The BCO’s membership totals over 1,500 (corporate and individual), embracing both the private and public sectors. The BCO is widely recognised as the definitive UK body for office research.
Richard is a graduate in government, politics and modern history. From 1988 – 1993 he was a Parliamentary Officer at The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). In 1993 he became Director of Policy at the British Property Federation (BPF), promoted to Deputy Director-General in 1996. He took up the new post of Chief Executive of the BCO in November 1999.