Dixon, who will join CAF on 1 March, was a chartered accountant at Price Waterhouse before joining HSBC as finance director in 1993. He said his appointment at CAF was the fulfilment of a long-held ambition to move into the charity sector.
“In 2006 I became a trustee of Addaction, Britain’s largest specialist drug and alcohol treatment charity, something that I really enjoy,” he said. “I look forward to playing a significant part in the future success of CAF and the charitable sector.”
John Low, chief executive of CAF, said Dixon had a wealth of experience in finance, insurance and Financial Services Authority-regulated organisations. He said: “He will help us to generate more funds for charities, giving them the chance to achieve even more.”