The Institute of Fundraising has appointed Megan Pacey as its new head of policy and campaigns.
Her post has been created to reflect the Institute's intention to increase its campaigning activities.
Lindsay Boswell, chief executive of the Institute, said: "With self-regulation and the Charities Bill both on their way, this is a big period of growth for fundraising. We are facing new challenges and there is a need for the Institute to adopt a more proactive campaigning stance."
Pacey joins the organisation from her previous position as policy and development manager at Alone in London, the homelessness charity. She started last week and takes over from Andrew Watt, former head of policy and standards.