NSPCC appoints technology entrepreneur as new fundraising director

20 Mar 2017 News

Simon Lande

The NSPCC has appointed the former founder and chief executive of a digital quality management firm as its new director of fundraising and engagement. 

The charity announced on Friday that it had appointed Simon Lande as its new director of fundraising engagement. He replaces Nigel Spencer who has held the role in an interim capacity since Paul Farthing left in May 2016. 

Lande was the founder and chief executive of digital quality management firm ActiveStandards, until he recently sold the company off to computer consultancy Crownpeak. 

Lande is set to join NSPCC in May. 

While this is Lande’s first staff role with a charity, he has volunteered with the organisation through its Speak Out. Stay Safe programme. He also previously offered volunteer support to the development of the NSPCC’s Childline website. 

Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, said: “We are delighted Simon is joining us as our new director of fundraising and engagement. 

“He will bring a huge amount of experience in our fight for every childhood following a successful professional career and as a consequence of his voluntary work with our charity. 

“His track record of building partnerships and digital engagement will bring valuable expertise to the charity, and bring new focus to how we fundraise and work with our supporters.”

Lande said: “Having been a long-time supporter of the NSPCC, first through pro bono work on the Childline website, and more recently as a volunteer on the Speak Out. Stay Safe service, I have seen first-hand the need for, and the impact of, services provided by the NSPCC.

“So I am delighted and honoured, to have the opportunity to work in this role and apply myself to such a worthwhile and essential cause, to make five million children safer by 2021.”


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