Andrew Nebel rejoins FRSB board as lay member

Nebel, former director of marketing and communications at Barnardo's, previously served on the board of the fundraising regulator between 2007 and 2009

Andrew Nebel
Andrew Nebel

Andrew Nebel, former director of marketing and communications at the children’s charity Barnardo’s and a former trustee of the Institute of Fundraising, will rejoin the board of the Fundraising Standards Board for a second spell, alongside the engineering and food industry veteran Colin Wilby.

The two appointments, which are as lay members representing the public, follow a public recruitment process and were confirmed at an FRSB board meeting yesterday.

The pair succeed Roy Thompson and Zoe Willems, the latter a trustee of the Small Charities Coalition, both of whom stepped down in December having completed three terms of three years on the board. The FRSB’s 12-strong board is split evenly between lay members and people who represent the charity sector, and is chaired by lay member Colin Lloyd.

Nebel had previously served on the FRSB board as a co-opted member representing the voluntary sector between 2007 and 2009, during a five-year stint as a trustee of the Institute of Fundraising that also ended in 2009.

A marketing and communications specialist, Nebel’s career began in food manufacturing with Brooke Bond Oxo and Robertson’s Foods before he moved to the travel industry with Thomas Cook, then to insurance with Bupa and Green Flag. Between 1997 and 2009 he was director of marketing and communications at Barnardo’s, where he had responsibility for all fundraising, retail and trading, advertising and communications.

On his retirement in 2009, he set up his own consultancy, Hemgate, and has since taken on a role as non-executive directorship at Moorfields Eye Hospital and sat as a lay member on the board of two other NHS organisations in London.

He was also a trustee of the now defunct charity Children’s Promise between 2005 and 2011 and of the health charity Merlin between 2011 and 2013.

Wilby has worked in human resources and operations roles in the manufacturing, engineering and food industries for various large companies including Lucas Industries, Nestlé and, most recently, Rank Hovis McDougall. He is chair of West Kent Housing Association.

He has also held various non-executive board appointments in the NHS and elsewhere in the public sector, is a lay member of various adjudication schemes, including employment tribunals and bar disciplinary tribunals, and of the Need to Sell Scheme, set up to allow people affected by the High Speed 2 rail project to sell their houses to the government.

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