The Fundraising Regulator has today announced the appointment of Lori Houlihan as the newest external member of its standards committee.
She will take up her new role with the organisation from 1 January 2019.
Houlihan is currently vice provost at University College London and has an “extensive background in education and fundraising” having spent five years at executive director of development and alumni relations at UCL, overseeing one of the "largest fundraising and supporter engagment campains in Europe".
According to the regulator, Houlihan also holds a number of other “governance positions” and is currently a trustee of both the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Washington DC and the Film and Television Charity.
She’s also chair of the Ross Group and is a board member of the Higher Education Working Group, 30 per cent Club.
Houlihan said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Fundraising Regulator standards committee, who work so hard to uphold transparency and accountability in the fundraising sector.
“Higher Education has its own fundraising characteristics and I’ll be ensuring that these are reflected in developing the standards for UK fundraisers.”
Suzanne McCarthy, chair of the regulator’s standards committee, said: “We are delighted to welcome Lori Houlihan to the Fundraising Regulator's standards committee.
“She is a valuable addition, who brings a wealth of committee and fundraising experience. We look forward to her joining in the New Year and enhancing the range of sector experience on the committee.”
The standards committee oversees the development of the Code of Fundraising Practice and the guidance that the regulator produces. It also ensures that standards in the sector are maintained.