Our Committees

Our board is guided by recommendations from three committees:

  • the Complaints and Investigations Committee;
  • the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee;
  • and the Standards Committee.

Complaints and Investigations Committee

The committee is responsible for holding the executive to account for the overall casework performance of the regulator and reassuring the board that the casework function is fit for purpose.

The committee determines the outcome of some individual cases and can reconsider a case that has been remitted to the external reviewer.

The committee also undertakes thematic reviews of casework in order to identify wider lessons or areas of the code that the standards committee may wish to review.

For further information, read about our complaints process. A copy of the terms of reference of the committee is available on request.

Jenny Williams, Chair

Jenny was previously chief executive and commissioner of the Gambling Commission.

Reshard Auladin

Reshard is a trustee of The Bell Foundation and The Early Intervention Foundation, and a non-executive director of the National Crime Agency.

Martin Price

Martin is a third sector consultant and former Chair of the Institute of Fundraising Cymru.

Catherine Cottrell, independent member

Catherine is the Director of Income Generation at Cats Protection. She previously held senior positions at Unicef, RSPCA and Comic Relief.

Andrew Nebel, independent member

Andrew is adviser to the Moorfields Eye Hospital fundraising committee and is chair of trustees of Duchenne UK.

Ceri Edwards, observer from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising

Ceri is Director of engagement and external affairs at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and member of the board of the European Fundraising Association.

Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

The committee is responsible for monitoring and advising the Board on significant strategic risks.

It manages financial risk, performance, funding and expenditure. It makes recommendations on staff remuneration and considers the appropriate audit arrangements for the regulator.

The committee’s terms of reference are available on request.

Jill Thompson, Chair

Chartered accountant with a background in investment banking.

Sacha Deshmukh

Interim Chief Executive Officer of Amnesty International UK. Former chief executive at Smart Energy GB and Unicef UK. Former chair of War Child UK and Deputy Chair of Citizens Advice England and Wales.

Kieron James

Telecommunications entrepreneur and founder of the Wonderful Organisation.

Margaret Moore

Former head of competition and regulatory practice at Travers Smith LLP, Vice Chair of Sue Ryder and trustee of Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby. 

Sharon Martin, independent member

Head of finance at Cats Protection, formerly employed by the Charity Commission and the Audit Commission.

Standards Committee

The standards committee oversees the development of the Code of Fundraising Practice, in consultation with those who fundraise and the public.

The committee makes sure that standards continue to reflect current fundraising practices, changes to relevant legislation and the expectations of the public.

The committee also has responsibility for the development of additional guidance about the code.

Suzanne McCarthy, Chair

Deputy chair of the Valuation Tribunal Service and chair of the Joint Audit Panel for the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime and the Metropolitan Police Service.

David Cunningham

Chief executive of Kids Operating Room, and former chair of the Scottish Standards Committee of the Institute of Fundraising.

Guy Parker

Chief executive of the Advertising Standards Authority, member of the board and the executive committee of the European Advertising Standards Alliance. 

Nick Jones, independent member

Managing director for fundraising, communications and policy at Action for Children, and former interim executive director of marketing, fundraising and communications at Save the Children.

George Lusty, independent member

Senior Director for Consumer Protection at the Competition and Markets Authority, formerly of the Competition Appeal Tribunal and international law firm Simmons & Simmons.

Annemarie Devlin, observer for Scotland

Panel member of the Scottish Fundraising Adjudication Panel. 

Daniel Fluskey, observer from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising

Policy development and research lead at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.