Fundraising Regulator appoints first ‘proactive regulation’ lead

26 Jun 2023 News

Jim Tebbett, head of proactive regulation and projects at the Fundraising Regulator

Fundraising Regulator

The Fundraising Regulator has appointed a former Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) executive to lead its new “proactive regulation” function.

Jim Tebbett will be the Fundraising Regulator’s first head of proactive regulation and projects, leading on monitoring and promoting charity sector compliance with the Code of Fundraising Practice.

The Fundraising Regulator said Tebbett will “develop and lead a number of significant projects, ensuring the team is well-positioned to deliver a risk and intelligence-led programme of work to explore emerging or unaddressed issues about charity fundraising so they can be addressed before they crystallise”.

Tebbett held senior roles at the ASA for 11 years, including its first use of data science and machine learning in monitoring and enforcement. Before this, he worked as a criminal investigator for a local authority. 

Gerald Oppenheim, chief executive of the Fundraising Regulator, said: “Jim has an extensive background within regulation and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. I look forward to working with Jim as we deliver our strategy to support fundraising regulation for the future.”

Tebbett said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to develop this area and explore key issues within the fundraising sector. I look forward to working closely with colleagues and stakeholders alike so that we can continue to build public trust and confidence and ensure consistently high fundraising standards across the UK.”

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