Dominic Will, joint managing director of the agency Home Fundraising, has been appointed to the board of the Institute of Fundraising.
The membership body announced today that Will would reflect the institute’s public fundraising agency membership and said the announcement was "the first in a series of governance changes designed to reflect the experience and requirements of fundraising agencies within the IoF’s future structure".
It said it would create three new sub-committees of its board, on door-to-door fundraising, street and private site fundraising, and telephone compliance.
Will, who takes up the role with immediate effect, replaces Helen Elliott, a partner at the auditors Sayer Vincent, as a co-opted trustee, but she will continue to attend board meetings as an observer in her role of honorary treasurer.
Will said in a statement: "This is an exciting time for the institute, with the forthcoming merger with the Public Fundraising Association, but also a challenging time for the wider fundraising community as we move into a new regulatory environment.
"I’m looking forward to sharing my experience to help the IoF in championing best practice and compliance, in further developing the profession of fundraising and in giving voice to the fantastic work of fundraisers across the country."
Richard Taylor, chair of the IoF, said: "Agency partners play an important part in the fundraising environment, and I am glad that Dominic will bring this perspective to the board as we work to lead best practice across the entire fundraising sector."