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The board

Lord Toby Harris, Chair

Lord Toby Harris of Haringey

Toby has worked across national, regional and local organisations with responsibility for policing and security, consumer affairs, local government services and healthcare for over three decades. He has been Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority, National Trading Standards and Leader of the Labour Group in the London Assembly. He is currently Chair of the Independent Reference Group at the National Crime Agency and a member of the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.

Margaret Moore, Vice Chair

Vice Chair of the Fundraising Regulator

Former head of competition and regulatory practice at Travers Smith LLP, Margaret is now a trustee of Sue Ryder and Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby. She is also a governor of the Royal High School, Bath and a member of the Girls’ Day School Trust.




Suzanne McCarthy

Suzanne McCarthy board member

Suzanne is chair of our standards committee. She is also 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. She was previously on the Institute of Fundraising’s standards committee, and until recently she was the UK’s immigration services commissioner.

Sacha Deshmukh

Board member

Sacha is chief executive of Smart Energy GB. His career has been focused on campaigning, in both the voluntary and private sectors. A former senior partner at one of London’s largest advertising agencies, Sacha is the Chair of the charity Warchild UK.




Michael Smyth

Board member

Michael is chair of our complaints and investigations committee and a member of the Legal Services Board. For 20 years, he was a partner at Clifford Chance, where he was head of the government practice. He is a visiting professor at Queen Mary University of London and at the University of Essex. Michael is author of Business and the Human Rights Act and joint author of the Law of Political Donations. He is also a patron of Public Concern at Work and the Prisoners’ Education Trust.

Jenny Williams

Jenny Williams board member

Previously chief executive and commissioner of the Gambling Commission, Jenny is now an adviser on the Greyhound Regulatory Board, and a trustee of Fight for Sight. Before that, Jenny held a variety of policy and project management posts as a senior civil servant.




David Cunningham

David Cunningham board member

David is chief executive of global surgery charity Kids Operating Room, and former chair of the Scottish Standards Committee of the Institute of Fundraising and of the Institute of Fundraising’s task group on managing fundraising preferences. He was previously chief executive and director of fundraising of the ARCHIE Foundation.


Richard Newton

Richard Newton board member

Richard is former and founding chair of Cardiff Wales LGBT Mardi Gras, former trustee of Sherman Theatre and Creu Cymru, and former director for Wales at Rathbone. The representative for Wales on our board, Richard has over 25 years’ experience of working in fundraising environments, primarily in Wales.


Walter Rader


The representative from Northern Ireland on the board. Walter has over 40 years’ experience across a range of public, voluntary and community sector organisations, including appointments as director, chief executive and accounting officer. He previously served as one of the first lay members on the House of Commons committee on standards and was deputy chief commissioner at the Charity Commission Northern Ireland.

Jill Thompson

Jill Thompson board member

Jill is a chartered accountant with a background in investment banking. She is also a trustee and treasurer of Breast Cancer Care.






Kieron James

Board member

Kieron’s background is in the telecommunications sector, having founded Zimo Communications Ltd and Call Collective Ltd he is also currently serving as a board member for the Federation of Communication Services (FCS). In 2017 Kieron founded the online fundraising platform the Wonderful Organisation.