The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) has appointed its head of policy and communications, Peter Hills-Jones, to the role of chief executive effective from 3 November.
Hills-Jones replaces Sally de la Bedoyere, who is due to leave the PFRA to become chief executive of the animal charity Blue Cross.
Hills-Jones only joined the PFRA in March 2014, having spent two years working at Bedford Borough Council as a political adviser to the Labour Party group. Prior to his role at Bedford Borough Council, Hills-Jones worked for the National Archives as well as the Local Government Association.
Hills-Jones said: “The PFRA plays a vitally important role and I look forward to working with all our members to build on the many successes of the past two years. Although there will be many challenges ahead, I believe we have the right strategy and team in place to further drive up fundraising standards and ensure self-regulation continues to be a great success.”
Paul Stallard, chair of the PFRA, said: “I am delighted to have appointed such a high-calibre candidate from within the organisation. Through our succession planning, we have ensured continuity and guaranteed a seamless transition. I and the board have every confidence that in Peter we have found the right person to lead the PFRA into the future.”