You have been an amazing support to our organisation, giving us space to talk about our work, to learn from others and to write about it. Even more, you have been such an encouragement to me personally. My experiences in the INTRAC workshops have been amongst the best in my life.
Participant at workshops run by Rick.

Rick James

Rick JamesPrincipal Consultant

Rick James has worked in NGO management for more than 20 years, primarily in Latin America, Africa and Europe. After working for a Honduran NGO for four years, he completed an MBA in the UK. He has been with INTRAC since its early days in 1992. Rick has trained, consulted, researched and written extensively on NGO capacity building and organisational change issues.

His main areas of specialism include:

  • Working with faith in development
  • Responding to HIV in the workplace
  • Developing NGO leadership
  • Monitoring and evaluating capacity building
  • Formation of organisational development consultants  

Rick spent 10 years with INTRAC in Malawi, where he trained a team of Malawian organisational development practitioners, provided capacity building support to Malawian NGO support organisations, undertook research into leadership change issues and consulted for international NGOs on the monitoring and evaluation of capacity building. He has a PhD in NGO management. His doctoral research focused on organisational development and leadership development within African NGOs.


Rick has published almost 50 papers and books through INTRAC. Some key titles are: