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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NCVO and the existing fundraising membership bodies have jointly announced that a working group to plan the implementation of the Fundraising Preference Service will be established, after a meeting was held earlier in the week.
The Fundraising Standards Board has said it is "very disappointed" that a review of fundraising has called for it to be abolished, and said a "properly resourced" FRSB would be more effective than a new regulator.
The Institute of Fundraising has today announced a ban on the selling of donor data to third parties as part of a number of changes made to its Code of Fundraising Practice.
The Code of Fundraising Practice is "far too weak" and the Institute of Fundraising should be stripped of responsibility for setting it, the incoming chair of the Fundraising Standards Board told a committee of MPs.
The Fundraising Standards Board and information regulator have both said that they will investigate "concerning" allegations in today's Daily Mail about charities selling a dementia sufferer's contact details to catalogue scammers.
The Institute of Fundraising has said the Information Commissioner's Office must provide "absolute clarity" about the rules on telephone fundraising, and the two bodies will work together to produce clearer guidance.
Andrew Hind has today announced that he will step down from his role as editor of Charity Finance magazine and join the Fundraising Standards Board as its new chair.