Fundraising: Profile - The men appointed to run the self-regulation of fundraising scheme

Colin Lloyd and Jon Scourse are the new chair and director of the self-regulatory scheme for fundraising, which has received £840,625 from the Home Office and Scottish Executive and is expected to be up and running later this year.


Why did he apply?

The job came up at a perfect time for Lloyd, who was looking for another position after ten years as chairman of the Communications Advertising and Marketing Education Foundation.

What's his track record?

He has set up self-regulatory schemes in the private sector. He worked for the Direct Marketing Association from 1992 to 2001 and was responsible for introducing a unified self-regulatory scheme for the direct marketing industry.

From 1997 to 2003, he was also chairman of Trust UK, the overarching body for the self-regulation of the internet in the UK.

What are his plans?

He helped to recruit Jon Scourse as director and is looking forward to working with him. His next task is to recruit the ten remaining members of the board, which will include three members of the public and two from consumer groups.

What does he say?

"Having established self-regulation in both direct marketing and the internet, I am looking forward to putting my experience to good use within the voluntary sector. Someone must be pulling strings up there - I was looking at The Sunday Times and there was the advertisement for this role."


Why did he apply?

He felt it was time for a new challenge and a change from his previous job as director of fundraising and marketing at Seafarers UK, where he has been since 2004.

What's his track record?

He has 13 years of fundraising and marketing experience at director level in the voluntary sector. Before Seafarers UK, he worked for the Air Ambulance Foundation (2001-2004) and Guide Dogs for the Blind (1998-2001).

He also chaired the Institute of Fundraising working party that set up the code of fundraising practice for outdoor fundraising and was an IoF trustee until last year.

What are his plans?

He has drawn up a work plan and will be working closely with stakeholders including the PFRA, the Home Office, the Scottish Executive and the Charity Commission. He says he has "about 106" tasks on his list of things to do.

What does he say?

"The key issues are to confirm the name of the scheme, create a brand for the organisation, finalise the board members, recruit a marketing manager and produce an information pack. I am keen that the 'nitty gritty' of the scheme be confirmed quickly."

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