Fundraising Regulator Standards Committee appoints new external member

The Fundraising Regulator has announced that it has appointed Lori Houlihan as an external member of the Regulator’s Standards Committee.

Houlihan, who is Vice-Provost at University College London (UCL), will assume her new position from 1 January 2019. She has an extensive background in education and fundraising, including five years as Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations at UCL, where she oversaw one of the largest fundraising and supporter engagement campaigns in Europe.

In addition to her new role, Houlihan holds several other governance positions, including Trustee of Large CASE Washington DC and the Film and Television Charity, Chair of the Ross Group and Board Member of the Higher Education Working Group, 30% Club.

The Standards Committee is an integral part of the Fundraising Regulator, overseeing the development of the Code of Fundraising Practice and guidance the regulator produces, in consultation with fundraisers and donors. It ensures that standards in the sector are maintained and reflects on current fundraising practices, changes to relevant legislation and the expectations of the public.

Lori Houlihan said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Fundraising Regulator Standards Committee, who work so hard to uphold transparency and accountability in the fundraising sector. Higher Education has its own fundraising characteristics and I’ll be ensuring that these are reflected in developing the standards for UK fundraisers.”

Suzanne McCarthy, Chair of the Fundraising Regulator Standards Committee, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Lori to the Fundraising Regulator Standards Committee. She is a valuable addition, who brings a wealth of committee and fundraising experience. We look forward to her joining in the new year and enhancing the range of sector experience on the Committee.”