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Welcome our new Chair,

Fozia Irfan!

We're delighted to announce that Fozia Irfan OBE, BBC Children in Need’s Director of Children and Young People, is to become our new Chair of Trustees from July 2022.

Fozia will be taking over from our Founder Fran Perrin OBE, who announced earlier this year that she is stepping down from the Board this summer, but will continue to support us as a champion, ambassador and Founder.

About Fozia Irfan OBE

As BBC Children in Need’s Director of Children and Young People, Fozia is responsible for the charity’s impact and grantmaking activities. Prior to joining BBC Children in Need, Fozia was Chief Executive of the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation. 

An exciting time to join 360Giving

Fozia is joining us at an exciting time. As of May 2022, 226 funders have published over 700,000 grants worth over £170bn. And, with a critical mass of open, comparable information available on UK grants for the first time, we’ve launched our ambitious new 2022-25 strategy, which aims to achieve a permanent transformation in data culture and practice in the funding sector. As our new Chair Fozia will steer the implementation of the strategy alongside our team. 

Fozia said: “I have long been an admirer of the work that 360Giving has done to transform the way that funders perceive and use open data. As 360Giving’s incoming Chair I’m looking forward to working with the Board to support grantmaking to become more effective, informed and strategic. Fran has left extremely big shoes to fill and is leaving the role having reached some incredible milestones - many of which were unimaginable when she established 360Giving.”

We can’t wait to start working with Fozia and know she will be an excellent Chair through this period of  development. We also want to thank Fran for her commitment and hard work in making 360Giving what it is today, and are grateful she will continue to champion our work. 

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