IoF spokespeople are available for interview on a wide range of subjects. To arrange an interview, please contact the press team.


Richard Taylor, IoF Chair

Richard Taylor became a Trustee of the Institute of Fundraising in March 2011 and was elected Chair in July 2014.

He has been Executive Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Cancer Research UK since 2004 and is responsible for the brand, communications and all revenue generation. Prior to joining the charity, Richard enjoyed a career in commercial retail where his last post was Retail Director for the Early Learning Centre.

Twitter: @RichardT_Mac

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Peter Lewis, Chief Executive

Peter Lewis is Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising. His role involves responsibility for the overall leadership and management of the IoF, making sure the Institute delivers against the organisational objectives set by our members in the most effective way possible.

Peter Lewis’ previous roles include Chief Executive of London Voluntary Service Council; he has worked for Crisis, acted as CEO of the London Cycling Campaign and held a senior role at the Greater London Authority.

Twitter: @piterk68

Peter Hills-Jones

Peter Hills-Jones, Director of Compliance

Having held the position of Chief Executive of the PFRA since 2014, Peter oversaw the merger of the PFRA with the Institute of Fundraising in September, where he is now the Director of Compliance. As Director of Compliance, Peter is responsible for ensuring IoF members are consistently demonstrating high professional standards in their fundraising. His team monitor performance of members across their street, door-to-door, private site and telephone fundraising operations, providing support and guidance where required.

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Ceri Edwards, Director of Engagement and External Affairs

Ceri has responsibility for the Institute of Fundraising's policy and communications work: promoting the organisation, its work and reputation and making sure its views, and those of its members, contribute to opinion forming and decision making across the sector and beyond.

Out of hours press phone: 07961 432942

Twitter: @jceriedwards 

Daniel Fluskey

Daniel Fluskey, Head of Policy and Research

Daniel is Head of Policy and Research and leads the Institute's policy development and research work, keeping up to date with member priorities, promoting innovation on fundraising and working with key stakeholders, including civil servants and politicians, to make sure fundraising and giving are key priorities for the current and future governments.  

Twitter: @danielfluskey

Mike Smith 

Mike Smith, Head of Media and Public Affairs

Mike is the Head of Media and Public Affairs at the Institute of Fundraising.  He joined the IoF in October 2015 having worked for many years in large and small charities across the sector.  His background is in campaigning, communications and public affairs, most recently as joint Head of Public Affairs at Age UK. Prior to his time with Age UK he spent 3 years working with Oxfam in both government relations and public campaigning roles.

Twitter: @IoFMike

Rob Cope

Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity

Rob Cope is director of Remember A Charity, a consortium of 140 UK charities that work together to make gifts in Wills the social norm. Rob was previously deputy director of marketing and communications at The Prince’s Trust. 

Twitter: @robantonycope

Pam Dodd

Pam Dodd, IoF Cymru/Wales Project Manager

Pam supports fundraisers and fundraising organisations in Wales through the provision of training and advice.

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Fraser Hudgton, IoF Scotland Manager

Fraser runs the Institute's Scotland office, which includes representing the Institute to members, the wider sector, with Government and in the media.


Contact the press team

All of the IoF's spokespeople can be contacted through the Press team.

Main contact: Ceri Edwards, Director of Engagement and External Affairs

The press office can be called between 9am – 5pm on 020 7840 3790 or by emailing: press@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk

Outside of office hours press can contact Ceri Edwards on 07961 432942