NSPCC's Pegram to step down

Charity's director of fundraising will retire in 2010 after 31 years

Pegram: leaving next year
Pegram: leaving next year

Giles Pegram, director of fundraising at the NSPCC, is to retire in April 2010 after 31 years in the post.

Pegram took the role in 1979, since when the organisation's annual fundraised income has increased from £3m to about £150m.

He oversaw the charity's 1984 Centenary Appeal, which raised £15m and the more recent Full Stop Appeal, raising £250m between 1999 and 2007.

Before working at the NSPCC, Pegram held roles at development charity Oxfam and Help the Aged. He was awarded an Institute of Fundraising lifetime achievement award in 2002.

Pegram said it had always been his intention to retire at 60 and he was looking forward to a new phase in his life.

"The post of director of fundraising at the NSPCC is one of the most challenging and rewarding in the fundraising world, and it's one that I have thoroughly enjoyed," he said.

Interviews for Pegram's replacement are expected to take place in late April.

In January, Tim Hunter, deputy director of fundraising at the charity, left to become the international fundraising director at Unicef, based in Geneva (Third Sector, 22 October, page 2). His role has yet to be filled.

A spokesman for the charity said the position would be reviewed once a new director of fundraising was in post.

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