Amanda McLean, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, has resigned with immediate effect, after four months in post. She said that she wants to achieve a better work/life balance and misses the "direct connection with a specific charitable cause".
Bruce Leeke, Chief Operating Officer at the Institute, has taken over as Interim Chief Executive.
Alan Gosschalk, Acting Chair of the Institute of Fundraising, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Amanda for her contribution to the work of the Institute over the past few months and to wish her all the very best for the future." Institute members were informed of the development this morning via an email from Gosschalk.
McLean succeeded Lindsay Boswell who was Chief Executive at the Institute for 10 years.
In December 2010 Paul Amadi resigned seven months early from his position as the Chair of the Institute.
McLean today features on the front page of Third Sector magazine in an interview conducted before the announcement. The unintentionally apt headline is "Hard times ahead: Amanda McLean on the challenge facing fundraisers".