Bucci has more than 20 years’ experience as a business leader, strategist and commercial professional. Before joining People’s Postcode Lottery in 2007 she held the position of deputy chief executive at Leicester City Football Club and group commercial managing director at Capital Radio Group.
“I am proud that I will be following in the footsteps of a friend and colleague – the late Clive Mollett – in leading the council at a pivotal time for our sector. The Council represents more than 400 organisations spread across Great Britain, and together there is a wealth of knowledge and experience in the lotteries and fundraising sector. Our task is to ensure we continue to champion those who fundraise through lotteries and in the process, benefit so many charities and good causes.”
President of The Lotteries Council, Lord Mancroft, said:
“Today’s announcement comes at a crucial time for the charity lottery sector, where we see traditional funding routes diminishing and charities facing unprecedented demand for their services. Jo Bucci is well qualified to lead the voice of our sector and I am confident she will continue and progress the important work previously led by our former Chair, Clive Mollett.”