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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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.

Around 30 charities responsible for almost half all fundraising complaints, FRSB finds

Just 2 per cent of the FRSB's membership are responsible for 46 per cent of all fundraising complaints, according to the Fundraising Standards Board Complaints Report 2015, published today.

Initial reactions to the IoF National Convention

We sent our trainee fundraising reporter Hugh Radojev to his first ever IoF National Convention. He rounds up a few of his first impressions from day one.

Who's made their mark this year? Fundraising's 50 Most Influential 2015

The votes have been counted. The results are in. The 50 Most Influential People in Fundraising are unveiled and the number one is not who you think it is.

Institute of Fundraising introduces lay members to Standards Committee

The Institute of Fundraising has today announced that it will revise the composition of its Standards Committee so that “the voices” of donors and the public will be heard alongside fundraisers.

Stuart Etherington

Fundraisers are “overfishing the waters” and five key changes are needed for self-regulation to maintain public trust and confidence, the chief executive of NCVO has said.

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