CEO and Directors

IoF head office, London

Behind the scenes at the IoF there are 35 helpful and friendly people – all working to give fundraisers the best support possible.

Our CEO and Directors are listed below:

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Peter Lewis

Chief Executive

Peter is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the IoF, making sure the organisation delivers against objectives set by members in the most effective manner.

Follow Peter on Twitter: @Piterk68


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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.

Follow Ceri on Twitter: @jceriedwards


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Adam Bryan

Director of Partnerships and Innovation

Adam is responsible for developing support for the Institute and its strategic aims and goals through Organisational membership and corporate sponsorship packages.


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.


Rob Cope

Rob Cope

Director of Development and 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.

Visit Remember a Charity

Follow Rob on Twitter: @robanthonycope

 Joanne Smithson

Joanne Smithson

Director of People and Resources

Jo is responsible for ensuring that the Institute develops a learning and collaborative culture within the organisation as well as ensuring our finance, systems, policies and procedures are developed to support our team to deliver our strategic objectives.


National offices

As well as the IoF head office in Westminster, London, the IoF also has offices in Scotland and Wales

Pam Dodd

Pam Dodd

Wales/Cymru Manager

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

Visit IoF Wales/Cymru

 Alex Close

Alex Close

Scotland Manager

Alex leads the IoF Scotland team to support and represent fundraisers throughout Scotland. 

Visit IoF Scotland