Change at the top at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s AGM

Change at the top at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s AGM

6 July 2020

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising announces new appointments made at their Annual General Meeting on 6 July 2020.

Claire Rowney, Executive Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications at Macmillan Cancer Support, today became Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising after its virtual Annual General Meeting, which took place during Fundraising Convention Online. She takes over from Amanda Bringans, Director of Fundraising at the British Heart Foundation, whose three-year term has come to an end.

Carol Akiwumi has been appointed Vice Chair of the Chartered Institute.

Isobel Michael has been re-elected to serve a second three year term. Isobel was originally elected as a Trustee in July 2017. She works part-time as sole Fundraiser for Southside Family Project in Bath, alongside freelance work with smaller charities and voluntary roles. She was Secretary of the Institute of Fundraising South West Regional Group for twenty years and became a Fellow of the IoF in 2009. She was a member of the Victoria Executive for the Fundraising Institute of Australia for three years, managing the Mentoring Programme. She now coordinates Bath Fundraisers’ Group.

Nadine Campbell, Chair of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland Group, was elected to her first term as a trustee.

Nadine is an award-winning fundraiser, after leaving the private sector, she moved into the third sector 10 years ago. Nadine’s background is in Marketing and Communications mix this with fundraising and it all comes down to building relationships. In her day job, Nadine is Head of Income Generation and Marketing at Age NI, the older people’s charity. Her previous roles have been at CLIC Sargent, Concern Worldwide and Phillis Tuckwell Hospice. Nadine has chaired the Institute’s Northern Ireland Committee since 2017. She is passionate about equality, LBGTQ+ rights and is a fan of running.

Amanda Bringans and Emily Drayson are both retiring as trustees at the end of their terms on the Board.

Peter Lewis, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, said

Congratulations to Nadine Campbell, our newly elected trustee, and to Isobel Michael on being re-elected. They both already give a he amount of time & expertise to the Chartered Institute and I’m looking forward to working with them over the years to come!

I also want to give my heartfelt thanks to Amanda Bringans and Emily Drayson, who are stepping down as Trustees. It has been a huge privilege to work with them as they have led us to become the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. And a particular thanks to Amanda, who has offered me personally so much time & support as Chair over the last 3 years.



Notes to editors:

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. We support fundraisers through leadership and representation; best practice and compliance; education and networking; and we champion and promote fundraising as a career choice. We have around 6,000 individual members and over 600 organisational members who raise more than £9 billion in income for good causes every year.

The announcement was made at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s first Annual General meeting since receiving chartered status in April 2020. The Nominations and Elections Committee agreed that the two candidates met the essential criteria, forgoing the need for a member election.

The event was held during Fundraising Convention Online, the ever first virtual Convention.