Ruchir is the project director for the Open Government Pioneers project in the UK, which aims to build the capacity of citizens and civil society to engage open government approaches at subnational level. Ruchir is head of the policy department at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations. He helps facilitate policy ideas in and on the sector, and helps communicate these to policy makers in Parliament, Government and wider civil society. He was responsible for establishing the statistical profile for Scotland’s third sector, leading the Civil Society Index for Scotland, the Lead Group ‘futures’ thinking initiative for the third sector, and was editor of VIEW magazine bringing policy insights from civil society to the big issues facing Scotland. Ruchir represents SCVO as an advisor to the management committee for the UK Charity Tax Group, and is a member of the Scottish Government Climate Challenge Fund Panel.