Directors backgrounds in the public and social/voluntary sectors

Having worked at senior level in both the public and social/voluntary sectors (VCS) for over 30 years combined, supporting local communities to learn and succeed, Pauline Roche and Ted Ryan, partners both in business and in life, started RnR Organisation to support colleagues in both sectors. Darren Wright became a Director of RnR Organisation in 2018.

RnR Organisation works to improve and increase the digital and data literacy of the VCS sector through writing, organising and campaigning, using asset-based community development methods. As directors we also use our skillsets to help community organisations around addressing governance, communications, financial, operational and project management issues.

We believe the use, sharing and understanding of data can contribute to better decisions about resource allocation by charities, funders and communities.

Our  core values are openness, transparency, learning and collaborating to make the world a better and more fair place for everyone

Networking and brokerage

Being well-networked at local, regional and national levels, we offer and broker practical help to colleagues in both the public and the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sectors, with the aim of improving working relationships and service design and delivery. This also included increasing the use of the web/technology for social good.

Event & social media management

Pauline and Ted have delivered a range of events (including Birmingham St Patrick’s Festival up to 2008), and, more recently, they’ve been co-organising 2 unconferences around transformation: VCSSCamp for voluntary sector infrastructure organisations, and Open Data Camp for open data enthusiasts from around the UK and beyond.

Pauline manages several social media accounts and she both manages and trains other organisations in social media management

Social enterprise

As a social enterprise, we reinvest our surplus on a ‘low bono’ basis into small, grassroots organisations who could not otherwise afford our rates for consultancy support


Pauline Roche, Chief Information Officer


  • Digital transformation advisor

  • Business and governance advisor

  • Third Sector CEO

  • Local Authority Lead Officer – Third Sector

  • Research & Knowledge management

  • Events Management

  • Blogger



  • Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration, Arden University, 2018

  • Listed in Inspiring Fifty: Europe 2017 “The 50 most inspiring female influencers, entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics and policy makers from across Europe. The best and brightest women in technology in 2017”

  • Winner, West Midlands Women of the Year 2016 award Outstanding contribution to technology




Ted Ryan, Chief Operating Officer


  • Business and governance architect

  • Third Sector CEO

  • Arts Development

  • Events Management

  • Regeneration Project Management

  • Community Education Manager

  • Blogger

  • Artist/Photographer



Darren Wright, Director

Darren has worked across the public, voluntary and private sector gathering a unique range of experience.

Working at a senior management level, with both the NHS and local authority, he commissioned life expectancy services across Birmingham. Within the Voluntary Sector he has worked as a charity Chief Executive running one of the largest crowd sourced data projects in the world.

Darren became a Director of RnR Organisation in 2018.



From time to time we work with associates with other expertise as required e.g. asset transfer, data analysis, open data, social media, work with refugees and asylum seekers, website design & development

Email us on rnr.organisation@gmail.com