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New chair for Scotland's fundraising panel


The panel safeguards the work of Scottish charities

Zoë Barbour has been elected as the new chair of the Independent Fundraising Standards & Adjudication Panel for Scotland.

Effective from 1 January 2023, Barbour took over the position from Kirsty Connell-Skinner; who stepped down from the panel after almost five years.

Barbour joined in October 2019, before becoming vice chair in September 2021. She has a broad range of expertise having worked as a professional fundraiser in a variety of roles since 2012. Her experience includes community, corporate, events, individual giving, legacies and trust fundraising.

Her career to date consists of roles with Inspire plt, Clan Cancer Support, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). Zoë is currently employed as a Trusts & Grants Manager with the RNLI.

As of 1 February, Morna Black became vice chair of the adjudication panel.

Commenting on her new role, Barbour said: “I look forward to leading the panel, as we continue our aim to ensure public trust and confidence, and to safeguard the work of Scottish charities.

“I would like to thank Kirsty Connell-Skinner for her leadership, guidance and moreover, her commitment to the Scottish Fundraising Adjudication Panel throughout the past few years.

“As chair, I am also pleased to welcome Morna Black as the panel’s vice chair and look forward to her continuing contribution.”

Morna has been a member of the panel since May 2022 and is the research manager in development & alumni at the University of Glasgow. She has worked in development research for over 20 years and has a wide range of experience in philanthropic projects including capital campaigns, major gifts, research analytics and in strategic research management.

She is a member of Case Europe UK & Ireland Cabinet and was a contributor of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising’s ‘Researchers in Fundraising: Best Practice Guide and Handbook for Prospect Research’.

Black said: “I was grateful to be nominated and selected as the next vice chair of the panel; I thank my fellow panel members for their support.

“With the cost-of-living crisis, the work that charities do is essential and I look forward to continuing to support Scottish charities through the panel’s work.”



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