Fundraising Regulator appoints new Head of Casework

The Fundraising Regulator has appointed Nikki Renken as its new Head of Casework following a rigorous public recruitment process.

As Head of Casework, Nikki will be responsible for leading the growing casework function to regulate charitable fundraising and protect the public.

Throughout her career Nikki has been involved with small charities as an employee, volunteer and trustee, most recently working with small churches. Her experience also includes advice work, consumer representation, complaint handling, and statutory regulation in the healthcare and energy sectors. Prior to her appointment as Head of Casework, Nikki was formerly the Fundraising Regulator’s Case Manager for two years during an important time where the casework team expanded as the complaints it received increased.

Nikki will be taking over the Head of Casework function following the departure of Catherine Orr, who was in the role for six years.

Gerald Oppenheim, Chief Executive of the Fundraising Regulator, said:

“I’m delighted to announce Nikki Renken as our new Head of Casework. It has been a pleasure working with Nikki while she has been Case Manager at the Fundraising Regulator for the past two years. She has developed an invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience while being an integral part of our growing casework team.”

Speaking about her appointment, Nikki Renken said:

“I’m thrilled to be appointed as Head of Casework after working at the Fundraising Regulator for the past two years as Case Manager. I’m now looking forward to building on the increasing engagement the casework team has with the sector to ensure compliance with the code using a proportionate and realistic approach.”