Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis

Chief executive, Institute of Fundraising from October 2011

Peter Lewis is chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising, a post he took up in October 2011.

He joined the Institute from the London Voluntary Service Council, the policy, support and advice organisation for London’s voluntary and community sector, where he had been chief executive for two years and eight months.

Lewis is a qualified solicitor who worked in the City at Allen & Overy after university, but left to get a better work/life balance and to work in a sector more closely aligned to his own values.

After leaving the law he was a development manager at Crisis and then executive director of the London Cycling Campaign. After that he spent nearly six years at the Greater London Authority as business manager for the Olympics, sport and regeneration.

Peter also spent nearly five years on the board of the London Marathon and was a non-executive director of the London Youth Games.  He remains on the board of the London Sustainability Exchange.

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Well, you did say you wanted clarity

The telephone fundraising sector has repeatedly called for clarity on issues surrounding TPS. Now we have it, Hugh Radojev writes, some fundraisers may feel they could have been more careful what they wished for.

Fundraising agencies call for clarity over 'blunt tool' Telephone Preference Service

Directors from three fundraising agencies have called on the Information Commissioner’s Office to provide greater clarity on how tougher Telephone Preference Service rules will affect charities.

IoF to meet ICO over clearer Telephone Preference Service guidance for charities

The Institute of Fundraising will meet the Information Commissioner’s Office to ask for clearer telephone fundraising guidance, after the ICO took a stance which could prevent charities calling up to 70 per cent of donors.

ICO must offer 'absolutely clarity' on telephone fundraising rules

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.

Magnum Direct

The Royal British Legion has suspended operations with fundraising agency Magnum Direct, and the Fundraising Standards Board has opened an investigation, following an undercover report by the Mail on Sunday.

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.

IoF and the PFRA announce strategic partnership

The Institute of Fundraising and the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association have today announced a “strategic partnership” to provide leadership on fundraising issues and bring joint services to their members.

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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