Interim director of fundraising, marketing and communications, Macmillan Cancer Support
Richard Taylor is the interim director of fundraising, marketing and communications at Macmillan Cancer Support.
He started a nine month role with Macmillan on October 1 2015. He was appointed chair of the Institute of Fundraising in June 2014.
Taylor was previously the executive director of fundraising and marketing at Cancer Research UK.
He had been due to join consumer charity Which? as an executive director in August 2015, before stating that the move was "no longer tenable".
Richard Taylor joined Cancer Research UK in April 1998, when it was the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. As executive director of fundraising and supporter marketing he leads a team of 2,000 staff across a broad portfolio of fundraising activities, including Race for Life, a regular giving programme with over one million monthly donors and a legacy pipeline worth £150m in annual income.
Richard is also chairman of the Neuro Foundation, a small charity which aims to improve the lives of those affected by neurofibromatosis and has been a trustee of the Institute of Fundraising since March 2011.
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Macmillan Cancer Support has confirmed that Richard Taylor, former executive director of fundraising and marketing at Cancer Research UK, has been appointed as interim director of fundraising, marketing and communications.
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 Institute of Fundraising and the Public Fundraising Association are considering a merger in order to simplify the current system of fundraising self-regulation, Richard Taylor, chair of the IoF, said today.
Cancer Research UK has announced that Ed Aspel will replace Richard Taylor as executive director of fundraising at the charity.
The top fundraising executives at Cancer Research UK and Save the Children have predicted that changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice will cost their charities money in the short term, but said the amendments are still necessary.
Richard Taylor, chair of the Institute of Fundraising, told the IoF convention yesterday that the best way to “protect and grow” fundraising is to ensure that the IoF “retains responsibility for setting the code”.