The FRSB team

The Fundraising Standards Board was overseen by a board of twelve directors, who represented the charity sector and the public. The day-to-day running of the organisation is managed by a small team based in London.

The Fundraising Standards Board was overseen by a board of twelve directors, who represented the charity sector and the public. This ensured its neutrality and independence when dealing with issues.

The day-to-day running of the organisation is managed by a small team based in London.

The Board

Our board was made up of representatives from both the sector and the general public. The board comprised the independent Chair, representatives from the major UK voluntary sector bodies and five lay board members, who represented the general public.

Chair of the Board
Andrew Hind (2)

Andrew Hind

Chair, Lay Member

Andrew Hind has been a leading figure in civil society for almost 30 years. A senior executive with ActionAid and Barnardo’s, he co-founded the Charity Finance Group and he was the first chief executive of the Charity Commission from 2004 until September 2010. Subsequently, he served as chief operating officer of the BBC World Service.  He was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the New Year’s Honours List 2011.

His current roles include non-executive director of and strategic adviser to Civil Society Media Limited, Visiting Professor of Charity Governance and Finance at Cass Business School, non-executive board member of the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, and unpaid trustee of the Baring Foundation.

Charity Sector Representatives

Tim Hencher

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations nominated representative

He is based in Edinburgh and is the Director of Finance and Resources at SCVO.  Tim is accountable for the strategic direction and day-to-day operation of SCVO’s key support services – Finance, ICT, HR and Facilities.  His role at SCVO gives him considerable exposure to the financial issues that affect the voluntary sector in Scotland.

Prior to joining SCVCO in 2008 Tim had worked in the insurance, media and education sectors.

Tim also sits on the Executive Committee of the Scottish Charity Directors Finance Group.

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Peter Hill-Jones

Representing the PFRA

Peter is a politics graduate from the University of Warwick with a wealth of experience in both local and central government.

After stints with Bedfordshire County Council and the Local Government Association, in 2005 he joined the House of Lords. As a policy analyst he oversaw a number of high profile parliamentary inquiries and worked for a wide range of select committees, including the BBC Charter Review, European Union Economic Affairs and Communications.

In 2009, Peter then moved to a senior position in the civil service as head of the chief executive’s office at The National Archives, before taking up a promotion two years later as executive director of the Bedford Business Improvement District.

He joined the PFRA in March 2014.

 Sarah Sellek - WCVA representative on FRSB Board

Sara Sellek

Wales Council for Voluntary Action nominated representative.

Sara is Funding Advice Co-ordinator at WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action), developing an integrated national funding advice service for the third sector in Wales. The service comprises funding advice, information, training and support to help organisations achieve financial sustainability.

Prior to this she was their Sustainable Funding Officer, supporting the sector to become financially sustainable. Responsibilities included delivering training, website development, online learning and a funding advisory service to staff, volunteers and trustees of the strategic implications of securing new funding and finance sources.

Before joining WCVA, Sara worked as a Funding and Sponsorship Manager for Devon & Cornwall Police raising corporate funds through sponsorship and in-kind donations. Previous roles also include sales and marketing positions at private sector companies manufacturing breathalysers and industrial packaging.

Lawrence Simanowitz, Representing the Charity Law Association.

Lawrie Simanowitz

Representing the Charity Law Association

Lawrie has been a Partner in charity specialist law firm Bates Wells & Braithwaite since 2006.

He is a member of the Charity Law Association working party on charity investigations.

Lawrie regularly writes for a variety of publications and co-authored the new Institute of Fundraising Guide to Electronic Fundraising. He speaks at seminars, conferences and in-house training events for charities.

He is also on the board of Community Hub, The Big Arts Trust, and the Urdang Academy of Dance. In 2001 he was Law Society Young Solicitors’ pro bono solicitor of the year.

 Mike Wade

Mike Wade

Institute of Fundraising nominated representative

Mike has been working in the charity sector for more than two decades, firstly at Oxfam, then at WaterAid, and since 2008 has been the Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications at the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Mike was made a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising in 2010 and has been a Trustee there since 2011.  He now chairs their Policy Advisory Board.  Mike joined the FRSB Board as the representative director for the Institute in July 2015.

Mike is also a Trustee of the development charities HelpAge International and Age International.

Public representatives
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Richard Crossley

Lay Member

Richard was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1991 and a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee in 2005. Richard has served on the Regulatory Decisions Committee of the Financial Services Authority and on the Northumbria Regional Flood Protection Committee.

He has extensive experience of both criminal and civil enforcement methods, and the handling and disposal of complaints about both goods and services.

Richard started his career with the Trading Standards service in Hull as a trainee in 1963. He served in various local authorities in the north of England, becoming Chief Trading Standards Officer for North Tyneside Council.

Andrew Nebel

Andrew Nebel

Lay Member

Andrew’s entire career has been in Marketing & Communications starting in food manufacturing with Brooke Bond Oxo and Robertson’s Foods before moving to work in travel with Thomas Cook. He then entered the world of insurance with BUPA, before joining Green Flag as Marketing Director.

This career equipped him well when he decided to leave the corporate world to apply his skills in the charity sector as Barnardo’s UK Director of Marketing and Communications where he had responsibility for all fundraising, retail & trading, advertising and communications. He transformed Barnardo’s performance, substantially lifting their sustainable annual fundraising and re-establishing it as one of the UK’s biggest and most well-known children’s charities through award winning advertising campaigns.

He retired from Barnardo’s in 2009 after 12 years and now his runs his own consultancy, Hemgate Ltd. He is a Non-Executive Director of Moorfields Eye Hospital, a Fellow of the Marketing Society, a member of The Solus Club, a Lord’s Taverner, a trustee of Perennial and of the ICA’s charity. Previously he chaired The Children’s Promise, was a trustee for the Institute of Fundraising and Merlin and a co-opted member of the Fundraising Standards Board.

He also works for Health Education England NE London as a lay chair/assessor for doctor recruitment and a lay member of NHS North Central London ACCEA committee that determines senior consultant awards.

 Richard Raine

Richard Raine 

Lay Member and Treasurer

Richard has been Finance Director for a number of companies, both private and stock exchange listed, covering a range of business sectors.  During the last few years he has worked on a consultancy and interim basis with many SMEs, largely in the private equity arena.  He has significant experience in financial restructuring, raising finance and corporate transactions.

He holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, is a graduate of Durham University and a Chartered Accountant.

He recently stepped down after nine years as a Trustee and Treasurer of Trinity Hospice.

Elaine Stallard, Lay Member

Elaine Stallard

Lay Member

Elaine is a highly experienced, professional and innovative senior executive experienced at problem solving at the highest levels. She is currently Director of Marketing for Sherborne School in Dorset.

Elaine started her career at The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors where she became Head of Public Relations and Membership Affairs.

In 1987 she set up her own management consultancy which specialised in business, marketing and design solutions for the professions, charitable bodies and medical organisations. Her clients included:

  • The Millennium Commission
  • The Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts
  • The College of Optometrists
  • Woolwich plc
  • The Electoral Commission.

Elaine is a Magistrate, Fellow of the Purcell School of Music, a member of Chelsea Arts Club and a past Vice-chair of Getting London Working, a Tomorrow’s People initiative.

 Colin Wilby Sml

Colin Wilby

Lay Member

Colin’s professional background is in manufacturing in the engineering and food industries working for large companies such as Lucas Industries and Nestlé. Latterly, he was Managing Director of a business unit within Rank Hovis McDougall plc. He now holds a portfolio of non-executive board appointments, which has included roles in the NHS, Probation and Ombudsman services and is currently the Chair of a Housing Association. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

Colin is a Lay Member on a number of adjudication schemes including Employment Tribunals, Bar Disciplinary Tribunals, the Financial Reporting Council Tribunals and the HS2 Ltd Need to Sell property compensation scheme.

The FRSB Executive team

We have a small team in London who look after the existing membership of the FRSB scheme.

Alistair McLean, Chief Executive

Alistair McLean

Chief Executive

Alistair was appointed to his role in February 2009. He has overseen the continuing growth and development of the FRSB.

Before joining the FRSB, Alistair was CEO of the NGRC, which was the self-regulatory arm of the Greyhound Racing Industry. In that role, he dealt with a large and diverse stakeholder group including government, welfare organisations and many related charities.

He has worked with a number of blue chip PLCs and completed a full time MBA at Bradford Business School in 1990. Since then, he has worked in the service sector at one of the world’s largest business advisory firms and in the professional sports sector in both the commercial and regulatory areas of the industry.

Alistair has a degree from Manchester University.