Paul Amadi, Group Director of Fundraising at RNIB, is to succeed Joe Saxton as Chair of the Institute of Fundraising. Amadi will take over on 8 July 2008 when Saxton’s term as a trustee comes to an end.
Amadi has worked in fundraising for more than a decade. Before joining RNIB in June 2006, he was Director of Fundraising at Sense for over four years and before that, Head of Fundraising at Leonard Cheshire. At RNIB he is responsible for managing a team of 400 full and part-time fundraisers.
A trustee of the Institute of Fundraising for the part three years, he is the current Chair of the Institute’s Professional Development Committee. He is the former Chair and one of the founders of the Black Fundraisers Network Special Interest Group, which was established to provide professional and practical support to BME Fundraisers.
Joe Saxton said: “The Institute is so lucky to get an experienced, successful, fundraising director like Paul as its new chair. His experience at the sharp end of the day to day pressures of being a fundraiser will be invaluable in his new role and I am delighted that he agreed to take on the role.”
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