Our team

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 engagement and external affairs work: championing our work through our policy and advocacy work; our conferences, events and Awards; and through our membership communities in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the regions of England.

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 partnerships. He also leads our work on championing innovation across the sector.


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Rob Cope

Director of Development and Remember A Charity

Rob Cope is director of Remember A Charity, a consortium of over 200 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

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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.

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Alex Xavier

Director of Membership, Compliance and Professional Development

Alex is responsible for leading the Institute of Fundraising’s Academy, Compliance and Individual Membership teams, ensuring our members, and those in the wider fundraising community, get access to the best professional development opportunities.

Follow Alex on Twitter: @AEXavier1986 


National offices

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

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Michelle Cook

Head of Scotland

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

Visit IoF Scotland or follow @IoFScotland