Chief executive, Fundraising Standards Board from 2009
Prior to his appointment as chief executive at the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB) Alistair was chief executive of the National Greyhound Racing Club, the self-regulatory arm of the greyhound racing industry, where he dealt with a large and diverse stakeholder group including government, welfare organisations and many related charities.
Before this he worked at an advisory firm and in the professional sports sector in both the commercial and regulatory areas of the industry.
Alistair graduated from Manchester University and initially went into the FMCG sector specialising in marketing and retailing. He also completed a full-time MBA at Bradford Business School in 1990.
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Confidence will flourish, believes Alistair McLean, when charities are seen to take responsibility for their actions.
The Fundraising Standard’s Board report for 2012 will focus on the causes of complaints about doorstep and email fundraising.
The Charity Commission faced with eye watering cut backs, doesn't have a choice in the matter. This is a great opportunity for the voluntary sector to rise up and work together to fill the vacuum created by the cuts.
The chief executives of the three main fundraising membership bodies put up a spirited defence of face-to-face fundraising before a committee of MPs yesterday – and insisted they were making progress on Lord Hodgson’s edict to sort out the confusion around their regulatory roles.
The Institute of Fundraising, PFRA and Fundraising Standards Board have agreed that the FRSB will be put forward as the official public face for fundraising complaints following a challenge set forth by Lord Hodgson to simplify the system.
The Fundraising Standards Board has come out in support of the Hodgson review recommendations, arguing that there is both willingness and opportunity for the fundraising umbrella bodies to work together.
Results from the latest FRSB trust and confidence survey show that many donors are non-committal on whether charities' fundraising methods are effective, or whether their spend on fundraising and administration is too high.