Is it time for Charity Chief Executives to get on Board?

  The Insolvency Service is understood to have given all eight former Kids Company charity directors and founder and former chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh a deadline of December 20 to agree to a voluntary ban on holding company directorships or face being disqualified for periods of between two-and-a-half and six years.. Despite not being aContinue reading “Is it time for Charity Chief Executives to get on Board?”

The new Charity Governance Code – does it go far enough?

In a move to bring charity governance in-line with the recommendations of the UK Corporate Governance Code, the best practice guide for the UK’s listed companies, the new Charity Governance Code is advocating external reviews for larger charities every three years, more openness and limits on how long trustees may serve. The new Charity Governance Code,Continue reading “The new Charity Governance Code – does it go far enough?”

Is it time for a new model of charity governance?

The recent news that the Government’s Insolvency Service has reportedly written to lawyers acting for Alan Yentob and other former Kids Company board members to warn them that it is minded to pursue disqualification proceedings against them, highlights the risks that charity trustees face and quashes the myth that their duties and liabilities are somehowContinue reading “Is it time for a new model of charity governance?”

Kids Company, Corporate Governance and Conflicts of Interest

The role of Chairman is often misunderstood, particularly by those occupying the position but it is during a crisis that they should really come to the fore, becoming the public face of the organisation and taking the heat off the Chief Executive, to allow them to focus on running the business.

Finance for Non Finance Directors – High Wycombe 4 July 2013

Finance for Non Finance Directors: Financial Business Management Tools and Financial Business Concepts for non-finance executive and non-executive directors “Philip had an excellent wealth of experience & practical knowledge of a wide number of industries and was really warm & welcoming- An asset to the course!” Alana Chalmers, Marketing Management & Business Development This courseContinue reading “Finance for Non Finance Directors – High Wycombe 4 July 2013”

10 million interested in joining the board of a charity, but confusion remains about the role of a trustee

NOVEMBER 7, 2011 POSTED IN: HR STRATEGY & PRACTICE 21% of British adults (10 million[1]) would like to sit on the board of a charity Confusion about trusteeship remains: 51% of people don’t know what a charity trustee is Young person’s game: 18-34’s are more interested in joining the board of a charity (28%) thanContinue reading “10 million interested in joining the board of a charity, but confusion remains about the role of a trustee”