Head of Communications, Public Fundraising Regulatory Association
Ian Macquillin is communications and engagement manager for the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA), a position he took up in June 2009. Before that he was an account director at Turner PR, a specialist fundraising PR agency owned by Jenny Turner.
Macquillin was once a trade journalist, and edited Professional Fundraising magazine from 2001 to February 2006. He wrote the chapter on ethics in the recently-published Directory of Social Change book on corporate fundraising.
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