After three years as Director of Policy and Campaigns at the Institute of Fundraising, Megan Pacey is leaving to take up a new role as chief executive of ‘Early Education’, the national charity for early years practitioners and parents.
Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, thanked Pacey for her achievements. “Megan has driven forward the work of the policy, campaigns, standards and information functions of the Institute of Fundraising with a rigour that has benefited and been felt across the sector”, he said.
“Her highly detailed and analytical work in the area of Gift Aid has ensured that the reforms to date have been of significant benefit to fundraising organisations, providing an extra £300 million of income to charities. Megan Pacey leaves a legacy that will support the Institute and sector to continue to move this agenda forward for the benefit of fundraising organisations”.
Pacey helped develop the Codes of Fundraising Practice including introducing a legal review process to ensure that the Codes are updated legally on a regular basis.
Boswell concluded: “Her legacy to the Institute is a highly developed programme of information resources and systems which supports fundraisers on the telephone, through email and on the internet.”
Pacey will leave the Institute on 13 February 2009, and take her her chief executive role on 1 April 2009.