Caron Bradshaw is the new CEO for Charity Finance Directors' Group

29th March 2010

The Charity Finance Directors’ Group (CFDG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Caron Bradshaw as CFDG’s new Chief Executive. She is currently Head of Charity and Voluntary Sector at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW), and will start at CFDG in the early summer of 2010.

Charles Nall, chair of the board of trustees says, “We are delighted to welcome Caron Bradshaw as our new CEO at CFDG. We believe that her appointment heralds an exciting and energetic new period for CFDG, and we look forward to working with her very much as CFDG increases its influence on policies affecting
the sector.”

Caron Bradshaw said, “This is a thrilling opportunity to take the concerns of financial leadership in the sector to the next level. I am looking forward to building upon CFDG's new strategy and influencing the emerging agenda across political parties. The outlook for the sector over the coming months is likely to be extremely challenging, whoever forms the new government, but coming from a membership organisation, I'm eager to work with and support our members to capitalise on the rich opportunities for charities and their finance directors arising from the current environment.”

Caron takes over from David Membrey, Acting CEO, who has ably kept CFDG on a stable footing whilst a new permanent CEO was found. Keith Hickey, previous CEO, moved on after three and half exciting years at CFDG to become Strategic Director of Resources at RNIB.

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Notes to Editors:

1. The Charity Finance Directors' Group was set up in 1987 and is an umbrella group that specialises in helping charities to manage their finance-related functions.

2. CFDG’s over 1,700 members are responsible for the finances of charities with a wide variety of income levels. Between them our members manage some £17 billion in charity income per year. For further information please
contact the policy team on tel: 0845 345 3192 or email:

3. CFDG’s previous CEO was Keith Hickey who, after three and a half tremendously successful years, was tempted away to one of the sector’s leading finance director roles as Strategic Director of Resources at RNIB.

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