Paul Amadi will step down as chair of the Institute of Fundraising at the end of 2010 after two and a half years in the role.
He had planned to step down this summer after being appointed the NSPCC’s director of fundraising in January, but decided to stay in office to oversee the recruitment of the institute’s new chief executive, Amanda McLean.
McLean took up her post on 1 November.
Amadi, who has been a trustee of the IoF for five and a half years, said it had been a privilege to serve as chair of the institute.
"However, I am confident that now is a good time for me to stand down from that role," he said. "I know that the institute will continue to flourish under our new chief executive and I look forward to watching it go from strength to strength."
The recruitment of a new chair will begin in January, when an open application process will be launched.
Alan Gosschalk, vice chair of the institute, will be acting chair until July 2011, when Amadi’s extended chairmanship had been due to end. The IoF plans decide on a new chair by spring.