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Simon Collings to leave Resource Alliance for energy access charity

Simon Collings to leave Resource Alliance for energy access charity

Simon Collings, Chief Executive of the , is to leave the organisation to take up a new position with the Global Village Energy Partnership (GVEP) International, a UK-based charity that seeks to reduce poverty through access to modern energy services.

Collings joined the Resource Alliance in 2003 from Oxfam, where he had been director of fundraising.

Collings said:

“Working with the Resource Alliance has been like a vocation for me. I am incredibly proud of the strides we have made in the last few years.

“The is bigger and better than ever, and its sister event in the Global South, the International Workshop on Resource Mobilisation, is also going from strength to strength.

“And, of course, I am immensely proud to have been instrumental is setting up the Fundraisers Fund”.

Steve Thomas, co-chair of the Resource Alliance, said:

“Simon has provided exceptional leadership during his tenure as chief executive. He has given us a new vision and set us on the road to being the world’s leading advocate for civil society sustainability.

“He will certainly be missed not just by the staff and trustees of the Resource Alliance but by everyone who he has had contact with over the past six years.”

Collings, who blogs on UK Fundraising, will leave the Resource Alliance at the end of March.



Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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