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Fundraising Regulator appoints interim chief executive

Fundraising Regulator appoints interim chief executive


The Fundraising Regulator has announced the appointment of Stephen Dunmore, former chief executive of the New Opportunities Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, as interim chief executive.

During his 12-month appointment, Dunmore will be responsible for leading the setting up of the new fundraising body, working with the interim chair, Lord Michael Grade and the Board.

The new fundraising body will regulate all charity fundraising and take over ownership of the code of practice from the Institute of Fundraising. It is expected to be in operation by Spring 2016.

Dunmore said:

“I very much welcome the opportunity to lead the development of the new organisation. The tremendous contribution that the charitable sector makes to our society depends on the trust that all those who donate have in our charities. I will work closely with charities large and small alongside other key partners to ensure that the Fundraising Regulator maintains and enhances that trust”.

Since 2008, Dunmore has held a variety of interim chief executive posts, including at Capacitybuilders, The Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and the National Consumer Council. He is currently a trustee of The Prince’s Countryside Fund.


Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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