Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team
Rob Cope joined the Chartered Institute in 2010 as its director of Remember A Charity. He now leads the Chartered Institute of Fundraising's membership, working with our thousands of individual, organisational and corporate members. Rob also oversees our work to grow charitable giving, encouraging more people to support their favourite causes.
He was previously deputy director of marketing and communications at The Prince's Trust.
Julie joined in 2022 as the Executive Director of Finance and Resources. A chartered accountant, Julie has previously worked in external audit and financial services before moving to the third sector in 2008.
Ceri has spent over 25 years working in the public and third sectors, the last ten at the Chartered Institute where he is Executive Director of People and Engagement and Vice President of the European Fundraising Association.
Ceri is responsible for the organisations most critical resource, our people (staff and volunteers) leading our engagement with the fundraising community and key stakeholders.
Ceri is a former BBC political producer and started his campaigning career with human rights group Liberty. He has also worked for the Citizenship Foundation, Action for Children and the BBC Children in Need appeal. He has held senior communication and policy roles at London Councils, the Local Government Association and the People's Health Trust.
Ceri has always volunteered and fundraised for causes he cares about and is a former volunteer and trustee at Switchboard LGBT, Survivors UK, Empty Homes Agency and AvMA, the charity for patient safety and justice. He is currently a trustee of the National AIDS Trust and AIDS Memory UK.