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  Charity and Fundraising Appointments grew from Charity Appointments, a charity established in 1984 by a group of charities, dedicated to recruiting leaders for the voluntary sector, both executives and trustees. We have proved ourselves in providing a personal expert service to organisations appointing key staff such as Chief Executives, Finance, Personnel and Fundraising Directors, at a fee level geared to our individual clients.

Inside Knowledge

We understand the rare balance of skills needed to lead voluntary organisations, the sensitivity and insight to identify needs, and the business acumen to meet them effectively.

Our approach is both highly professional and reassuringly personal. A range of highly effective, specialised techniques enables us to unite applicants and clients, matching the right person to the right job.

Our aim is to promote the highest standards in charity management and governance. We support the Association of Chief Executives of  Voluntary Organisations ACEVO by sponsoring their conferences for Chief Executives and Chairmen. 

We also work with the Centre for Charity and Trust Research at South Bank University, providing guest lecturers and examiners on their charity management courses. 

We are associated with The Reward Group in producing Charity Awards, the most authoritative of the charity salary surveys. The 2000/2001 survey will be published in September.

Our Consultants

All Charity and Fundraising Appointments consultants have held senior positions in the voluntary, corporate or public sectors, human resources management or the executive recruitment profession. We match consultants to assignments with considerable care and their workloads are monitored assiduously to maintain quality standards.


Janet joined Charity Appointments as Chief Executive in 1994 and steered its growth and development to Charity and Fundraising Appointments.

As Chief Executive she handles some executive assignments personally, including finding, through advertised selection, the Chief Executives of RPS Rainer, National NEWPIN and of the Dementia Relief Trust; as a member of the Society, the Recording Clerk (Chief Officer) for the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); the Chief Executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

She was the first Fundraising Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust and subsequently Appeals Director of the Down’s Syndrome Association.

As well as these paid appointments, she has many years’ experience of voluntary organisations at both national and local level. She was a foundation governor of a new community school (created where previously there had been three secondary schools) and interviewed almost every teacher to build the senior team for the new school. She is Chairman of Development Through Challenge, a charity based in Tower Hamlets running a renowned indoor climbing wall and committed to helping people to develop themselves through challenging activity, particularly local youngsters, and of Leap Confronting Conflict.

Her career started in personnel and early experience included working at Kleinwort Benson Ltd for Lord Limerick and Reginald Maudling.

In 1993 she was awarded an MBA with Distinction (her dissertation was on Strategic Planning for Charity Fundraising). She lectures at South Bank University on their courses for senior charity managers and contributed to Voluntary Matters, the televised course on charity management. She has been a Tutor for the Open University Business School’s Voluntary Sector Management course, Winning Resources and Support. She writes regularly in the voluntary sector press. Her first degree was a BA(Hons) in English from King’s College, London. 

PETER BROWN FCA FRSA, Chairman of CF Appointments Ltd

Chairman of Charity and Fundraising Appointments. Peter Brown was a founding trustee of Charity Appointments and served as Chairman for several years.

Peter is Chairman of Top Pay Research Group Limited, a specialised consultancy and research group which advises Chairmen and Non-Executive Directors on all aspects of board nominations, pay, bonuses, benefits, options and other incentives. He is also Chairman of Wace Group Plc, the largest pre-press and graphics group in Europe with a significant printing and packaging capacity. It is a FTSE quoted group.

He has been a Director of Dawson Holdings Plc since 1987, the £600m turnover company supplying subscription journals, books and other media to public, academic, medical and corporate libraries and information centres in 35 countries. He is also a Director of Gabbitas Educational Consultants Ltd and Davies Laing & Dick Ltd.
Since 1959 he has been a Governor of Thomas Coram Foundation, the oldest incorporated charity in the UK. During his Chairmanship between 1975 and 1990, the value of the endowment tripled, income quadrupled and pioneering services for children and families in London were successfully introduced. He is now Vice-President.

Peter Brown qualified as a Chartered Accountant at Deloitte’s in 1965 and he was a partner in Haymarket Press. 


Richard Evans joined CF Appointments Ltd as a Consultant from an extensive career in education and more recently in the voluntary sector. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Before joining Charity and Fundraising Appointments he was the first Director of Client Services for the then newly incorporated Woolwich College (an Associate College of the University of Greenwich) and implemented an extensive strategic, marketing and communications policy. At Woolwich he was part of the team who set up the Woolwich College Trust.

After six years at Woolwich he became Development Director for ACET International, the UK and world wide HIV/AIDS charity. As Development Director he was Deputy to the CEO and Head of Communications, Marketing and Fundraising. Under his management ACET made extensive initiatives with the corporate and government sectors. Richard undertook pioneering project development in India and central Africa.

As well as these paid appointments, he has many years' experience of voluntary and political organisations at both national and local level. He has been a governor of an inner city primary school and co-educational comprehensive community school, and is a Churchwarden.

Richard brings to Charity and Fundraising Appointments a breadth of experience in management, marketing, communications and fundraising and practical experience of the voluntary sector, education and the political process.

He has been a contributor to The Times Educational Supplement and other professional journals and has lectured at the University of London.


Sarah Illingworth joined CF Appointments in January 2000 to head up Fundraising Appointments. She joined from Befrienders International (the Samaritans worldwide) where she was Fundraising Manager.

Sarah trained originally as an engineer and started her career in technical sales. She spent most of the 1980s in various sales and marketing positions for the US, PC manufacturer, Compaq, leaving to become a volunteer for the mental health charity, SANE. Originally helping with work on SANE's database, Sarah was offered the paid position of Volunteer Manager, managing, recruiting and helping to motivate a team of 120 helpline volunteers. She soon realised that her extensive sales and marketing skills were transferable into the fundraising arena and became sole fundraiser for Crossroads, the national umbrella organisation of Crossroads respite care schemes.

Since then Sarah has worked exclusively as sole fundraiser with umbrella organisations, most recently with Befrienders International where she put in place a successful strategy to raise funds for their 25th anniversary appeal. Previously with Kids' Clubs Network, she brought in their first ever cause-related marketing deal with a global corporate, doubled trust and membership income and made a successful bid to the first ever round of the National Lottery.

She is currently Treasurer of Lambeth Crossroads, a local charity offering respite care for carers. In the past she has been a voluntary director of the London Symphony Chorus, one of the world's leading symphony choruses with an international reputation, extensive discography and charitable status. She also serves as a voluntary sector representative to the local Joint Working Committee in Lambeth.

Richard Addis had a distinguished career latterly as a top fee-earning partner with Tyzacks, responsible for public sector, not-for-profit and commercial appointments. His first career in HM Overseas Civil Service was followed by a second in Human Resources for Courtaulds. 
He has been with Charity and Fundraising Appointments since 1994 and has undertaken assignments for several of the Great Twelve and other City Livery Companies as well as senior appointments in a broad range of charities.
He is closely involved on a voluntary basis with two major national charities.


John Burnell is a professional human resources consultant who has been working with Charity and Fundraising Appointments for five years.

Before that he had a distinguished career spanning over twenty years in the public and voluntary sectors which included posts as Personnel Director at both Notting Hill and Metropolitan Housing Trusts.

John provides a specialist personnel service to charities. He is also qualified by the British Psychological Society to conduct a full range of psychometric measures and he is experienced in devising and administering Assessment Centres.


Dr Paul Palmer became an Associate of C F Appointments Ltd in 1998 when they set up Charity Finance Appointments to provide a specialist service to charities and other organisations seeking to appoint senior finance staff.

His doctorate, awarded by City University in 1995, was on Financial Control in the Charity Sector. In recognition of the contribution his thesis made to the development of internal auditing, he was awarded a Fellowship of the Institute of Internal Auditors. 

In 1994 he created the Centre for Charity and Trust Research at the South Bank University Business School, of which he is now Head, leading research and consultancy principally on charity finance.

He developed and now directs postgraduate charity courses:

Diploma/MSc Charity Accounting and Finance Management
Diploma/MSc Charity Marketing and Fundraising
ICSA Certificate in Charity Management
Effective Financial Management of Charities, a two-day short course, introducing special aspects of charity finance.

Financial Training for Charities

Dr Palmer is an acknowledged expert on charity finance and speaks regularly at Conferences and Seminars. He develops specific training programmes on a range of financial management matters for charities, among them WWF.UK, CRISIS, and Age Concern, as well as for professional advisers to charities.

He also speaks regularly on charity governance.


Judith Lovelace has recently joined our team.  After a substantial
career in local government in London, Judith has been offering personnel
and careers advice to individuals from all sectors of employment and HR
advice to companies and organisations, mainly in the public and
voluntary sectors.  Her freelance work has continued for more than ten
years and included a long period as a Local Government Staff
Commissioner for England during the reorganisation of the mid 1990s.

The charities who have used Judith's advice and guidance have included
very small organisations and much larger, national bodies such as the
Stroke Association and Greenpeace UK.  She has been involved in senior
level recruitment with these organisations and more recently with the
Tate Galleries in London in the major recruitment drive before the
opening of Tate Britain and Tate Modern. 


Adrian Randall joined CF Appointments Ltd in June 2000 to lead their 
specialist division Charity Finance Appointments.  As an acknowledged 
expert on charity finance he has played key roles in developing charity 
financial organisations, co-founding the Charity Finance Directors' 
Group in 1988, and as Chairman of the Charities' Tax Reform Group, of 
the European Charities Committee on VAT and of the first Charity 
Accountants' Conference in 1992.  He is Chairman of Charity Accounts 
Committee at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and 

Adrian has served on many working parties contributing to the governance 
of charities including the joint NCVO/Charity Commission Working Party 
on Trustee Training, the Charity Commission Working Party on Self 
Regulation and the Charity Commission Charities Accounts and Report 
Committee (SORP).

In 1992 he was appointed Visiting Professor to the Chair of Charity 
Finance at South Bank University having been instrumental in setting up 
the first MSc course in Charity Finance at any UK university.  The 
course has developed and is a major part of the work of the university's 
Centre for Charity & Trust Research.

Adrian joined the charity sector as Finance Director of the Cancer 
Research Campaign after a successful commercial career with Tate & 
Lyle/Hays.  He joined  Moores Rowland, Chartered Accountants, as 
Director of their Charities Group in 1994 and was made a partner in 
1996.  Moores Rowland merged with BDO Stoy Hayward in March 1999 and 
Adrian retired as a partner in February 2000.

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