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Our Staff

We are organised into four teams

  • Our Casework team investigate fundraising complaints made by members of the public where these cannot be resolved by the organisations concerned themselves
  • Our Finance and Procurement team manage our budgets and register organisations, including managing the annual fundraising levy
  • Our policy team engage and consult with the sector and the public on important fundraising and regulatory matters
  • Our Secretariat and Corporate Services team manage the administration of our board and committees, our corporate communications and the Fundraising Preference Service

Gerald Oppenheim, Chief Executive

Gerald Oppenheim

Before being appointed chief executive, Gerald was our Head of policy and communications. He was previously director of policy and partnerships at the Big Lottery Fund and has been a freelancer working with charities, trusts and foundations on a wide range of policy projects.

Gerald is a trustee and chair of the London Emergencies Trust. He is also a trustee and deputy chair of the National Emergencies Trust and an independent trustee and board member of the Armed Forces Covenant Trust.

Nick Allaway, Head of Finance and Procurement

Nick Allaway

Nick has held director level financial positions in a number of bodies including the Charity Commission and the Big Lottery Fund.

 

 

 

 

 

Daisy Houghton, Head of Secretariat and Corporate Services

Daisy Houghton

Daisy has worked in regulation at both the Charity Commission where she was head of operations London and head of governance, and the Electoral Commission.

Prior to that she worked in grant-making at the Big Lottery Fund. Her first job was as a fundraiser for a mental health charity.

Priya Warner, Head of Policy

Priya Warner

Before joining our team, Priya spent most of her career in pharmacy regulation including eight years at the General Pharmaceutical Council. Priya also volunteers at a local charity.

 

 

 

 

Catherine Orr, Head of Casework

Catherine Orr

Before joining our team, Catherine spent five years at the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. She began her career working as a local authority social worker.