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Charities must do more to promote diversity

New research involving around 3,500 trustees shows boards are not reflective of the communities charities serve, with men outnumbering women two to one. It recommends that charities do more to promote diversity on their boards and encourage applications from women, young people and people from ethnic minority and socially diverse backgrounds. The report was commissioned by the Office… Read More »

4 reappointments to Charity Commission board

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Matt Hancock has announced 4 re-appointments to the Charity Commission board for England and Wales and recruitment of 3 new board members. The following Charity Commission board members have been reappointed: Eryl Besse (to 31 December 2018); Orlando Fraser QC (to 31 December 2017); Tony Leifer (to 31 December 2018); Gwythian Prins (to… Read More »

William Shawcross reappointed as Chair of the Charity Commission

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude has reappointed William Shawcross CVO as Chair of the Charity Commission, expanding his role from 2 to 3 days per week. The reappointment will ensure the continuity of the Commission’s 3 year transformation programme designed to ensure that the Commission can address its longstanding weaknesses and serve as an effective and… Read More »

Mike Ashley appointed as a Charity Commission board member

Mike Ashley has been appointed Charity Commission board member with responsibility for chairing the Commission’s Audit and Risk Committee. Mike Ashley will be appointed for a 3-year term and will take up his post on 1 November 2014. Within England and Wales, the Charity Commission is responsible for: registering eligible organisations in England and Wales which are established… Read More »