Fundraising Regulator appoints new Head of Proactive Regulation and Projects

The Fundraising Regulator has appointed Jim Tebbett as its new Head of Proactive Regulation and Projects, following a rigorous public recruitment process.

The proactive regulation function is a new addition for the Fundraising Regulator, one which will monitor and promote sector compliance with the Code of Fundraising Practice. In the role of Head of Proactive Regulation and Projects Jim will develop and lead a number of significant projects, ensuring the team is well-positioned to deliver a risk and intelligence-led programme of work to explore emerging or unaddressed issues about charity fundraising so they can be addressed before they crystallise.

Prior to joining the Fundraising Regulator, Jim worked at the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for 11 years, where he led a series of high-profile proactive projects. These included the ASA’s first use of data science and machine learning in monitoring and enforcement. Before this, he worked as a criminal investigator for a local authority. 

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

“I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Jim Tebbett as the Head of Proactive Regulation and Projects. Jim has an extensive background within regulation and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. I look forward to working with Jim as we deliver our strategy to support fundraising regulation for the future.”

Speaking about his new role, Jim Tebbett said:

“I am thrilled to join the Fundraising Regulator as Head of Proactive Regulation and Projects. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop this area and explore key issues within the fundraising sector. I look forward to working closely with colleagues and stakeholders alike so that we can continue to build public trust and confidence and ensure consistently high fundraising standards across the UK.”