Boswell relinquishes FRSB role

Institute of Fundraising chief steps down from trusteeship at regulator

Lindsay Boswell, chief executive of the Institute of Fundraising, has stepped down from his position as a trustee of the Fundraising Standards Board to avoid a conflict of interest between the two roles.

Boswell told Third Sector that one of the reasons he had resigned from the role, which he has held since the FRSB's inception in 2006, was to avoid a possible conflict of interest as the board develops its role.

"As the FRSB moves forward, the institute's trustees felt it was not helpful having the chief executive in a position where I had board responsibilities with the FRSB when I may need to look at things from an institute viewpoint," he said. "There was the potential for a conflict of interest.

"It is important that the institute's representative on the FRSB's board is able to act in the best interests of the FRSB," he added.

Andrew Nebel, a trustee at the institute and commercial director at children's charity Barnardo's, will replace Boswell as the institute's nominated member on the regulatory body's board.

Boswell said the institute wanted to give the FRSB greater access to Nebel's fundraising and marketing expertise.

The regulatory body is expected to announce a new chief executive ahead of the departure of its current head, Jon Scourse, at the end of the year.

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