Labour Peer Lord Toby Harris of Haringey has been appointed Chair of the Fundraising Regulator
Lord Harris will take up the role from 1 January 2019 when the current Chair Lord Grade steps down.
Lord Harris, who was made a life peer in 1998, has a wealth of experience and a proven record in public service. He 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.
Margaret Moore, Vice-Chair of the Board of Fundraising Regulator said: “I am delighted to welcome Lord Harris as our new Chair. His rich and varied experience in the public sector, and as Chair of a wide range of organisations, convinced the appointment panel of his eminent suitability for the role.”
Lord Harris’s experience includes leading the independent review of London’s Preparedness to Respond to a Major Terrorist Incident, Chair of National Trading Standards, Chair of the Independent Reference Group at the National Crime Agency, Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority, Leader of the Labour Group in the London Assembly.
He has also been Chair of Freedom Charity – an organisation that educates young people about forced marriage.
Lord Harris said: “I am excited to have been appointed Chair of the Fundraising Regulator. I very much admire the vital work the team at the regulator have tirelessly been carrying out over the past few years and am looking forward to supporting the Board and its staff in ensuring that fundraising is carried out transparently and ethically.”