Fundraising Regulator appoints new board member

The regulator has recruited the accountant Jill Thompson and extended the terms of two other board members

Jill Thompson
Jill Thompson

The Fundraising Regulator has appointed the accountant Jill Thompson as a new board member.

Thompson, who is treasurer of Breast Cancer Care, will succeed Lucy Caldicott, chief executive of the youth organisation UpRising, who has decided not to stand for reappointment at the end of her two-year term in order to stand as a local government councillor in next month's elections.

Thompson is a chartered accountant and has worked as an investment manager. Until recently she sat on the investment committee of the Girl’s Day School Trust.

According to her entry on the Breast Cancer Care website, since leaving full-time work in 2005 she has volunteered for a range of different charities and organisations, including fundraising for a local hospice.

Thompson has been appointed for three years, will take up the role in July and will be paid £300 a day for about one day’s work a month. 

Two other board members, Jenny Williams and Sacha Deshmukh, have been reappointed to the 10-strong board for another three years. 

Lord Grade, chair of the Fundraising Regulator, said: "Jill’s extensive knowledge of the sector and background in finance means she will bring excellent practical experience to the Fundraising Regulator’s board table."

He said the appointment of an additional board member would be announced in the summer.

Caldicott told Third Sector she would be running as a Labour Party candidate in Lambeth, south London, in the elections on 3 May. 

"I've resigned from all my board positions to enable me to focus on campaigning for the election and council duties if I'm elected," she said.

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