Alistair McLean

Alistair McLean

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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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.

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Fundraisers will have to report how many complaints they receive under new amendments to Charities Bill

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Sector welcomes legislation to protect donors and promises to co-operate with Etherington review

The Insitute of Fundraising, Fundraising Standards Board and Public Fundraising Regulatory Association have welcomed the introduction of new rules for fundraisers and said that they will co-operate “fully” with a review group led by Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO.

Regulators investigate database to help donors remove themselves from mailing lists

Charities should create a national database to help individuals remove themselves from mailing lists, the minister for civil society told the three fundraising regulatory bodies yesterday.


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Think tank Rogare calls for a fourth fundraising regulatory body to set code of practice

Fundraising think tank Rogare has today called upon the minister for civil society to create a fourth, independent fundraising body based on the Committee of Advertising Practice, to “devise and own” the Code of Fundraising Practice.

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