Peter Jacobs appointed as Charity Digital trustee

Peter Jacobs joins Charity Digital as the latest trustee, alongside Zoe Amar.

Chloe Green | 12th Mar 19
Image shows Peter Jacobs, new Charity Digital trustee Peter Jacobs Image credit: Teresa Walton Photography

Charity Digital has announced the appoointment of their second new trustee – Peter Jacobs.

Peter Jacobs is Head of Digital and Technology at The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex where he is responsible for the use of digital and technology to amplify the impact of programmes, and the organisations technology strategy and innovation work.

Prior to The Royal Foundation, who he joined in 2014, Peter worked in digital agencies for over ten years, most recently in the Grey Possible joint venture within WPP group where he managed the team delivering digital activation for automotive and FMCG clients.

Since 2001, Charity Digital has worked closely with tech sector partners to deliver over £200m in savings to more than 33,000 UK charities through the Charity Digital Exchange software donation programme.

Its other services include online portal Charity Digital News and Charity Digital Jobs – the first jobs board in the UK to focus solely on digital roles in the charity sector.

Charity Digital has launched its first full-day educational conference for charities this year with the inaugural Charity Digital Tech Conference, which took place on the 13th February.


New trustees wanted

Jacobs joins Charity Digital following the recent appointment of charity digital expert Zoe Amar last month, representing the first in a new line-up of trustees that Charity Digital hopes to recruit over the coming months as it expands its services in new directions.

In line with the Charity Code of Governance, Charity Digital has limits on the duration that Trustees can serve, and so has a number of retirements planned.

As a result, the organisation is seeking to fill the gaps with experienced individuals with a deep knowledge of the non-profit sector or relevant commercial experience in a technology or publishing business.

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