New FRSB chief executive named

Alistair McLean, former chief executive of greyhound racing regulator, to replace Jon Scourse

Alistair McLean
Alistair McLean

Alistair McLean has been appointed chief executive of the Fundraising Standards Board.

McLean, who succeeds Jon Scourse, was previously chief executive of the National Greyhound Racing Club, which regulated the sport until the creation of the Greyhound Board of Great Britain at the beginning of this year.

He is also a former chief executive of London Wasps rugby union club and has worked for professional services company Ernst & Young and healthcare company Johnson & Johnson. He will take up the £60,000-a-year post on 2 February.

Colin Lloyd, chair of the FRSB, said McLean would bring "extensive regulatory, strategic management and strong marketing experience with him from a number of blue-chip business organisations".

The FRSB board was confident that McLean would build on the foundations laid down by Scourse and the executive team at the FRSB, he added.

McLean was unavailable for comment but said in a statement he was "thrilled" to be joining and "looking forward to working closely with the membership".

FRSB board member Zoe Willems has been running the organisation since Scourse left just before Christmas.

The FRSB opened in February 2007 with £4m of public funding to establish a self-regulatory scheme for fundraising.

About 950 charities have joined, but this figure needs to increase significantly if the FRSB is to achieve its goal of becoming self-sufficient in a year's time, when public funding runs out.

Last week, the Office of the Third Sector awarded £100,000 to the FRSB to launch a new recruitment campaign.

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