This blog was written for Civil Society Futures. Civil Society Futures asked me to blog about the new Charity Governance Code. Although, as chair of the Code’s Steering Group, I’ve written lots of articles about it, this request immediately put me into a spin as I wondered what was so newsworthy and interesting about the […]

September 12th, 2017

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After a year of discussion and consultation, I’m delighted that we’re finally launching the new charity governance code. The code provides a framework for charities to meet current day expectations of what good governance looks like, and it will help charities shape a continuous improvement to their approach. The code is overseen by a steering […]

July 28th, 2017

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Here’s a link to an article that I wrote with Louise Thomson, FCIS, Head of Policy at ICSA: The Governance Institute on the consultation proposals in the proposed new Charity Governance Code. https://www.icsa.org.uk/knowledge/governance-and-compliance/features/december-2016-shaping-a-new-code The closing date for responses is 3 February 2017.

January 5th, 2017

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Here is my blog that accompanied the launch of the consultation on the proposed new Charity Governance Code. Yesterday, the start of Trustee Week, saw the launch of consultation on a refreshed and renamed Charity Governance Code. The Code is overseen by a Steering Group of ACEVO, Association of Chairs, ICSA: The Governance Institute, NCVO, […]

November 8th, 2016

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Here’s a link to an article I’ve written for ICSA’s April edition of their Governance & Compliance magazine about some of the big questions for charities, their trustees and the Voluntary & Community Sector Governance Code Steering Group to consider in the lights of sector’s recent governance developments. https://www.icsa.org.uk/knowledge/governance-and-compliance/features/april-2016-a-turning-point Do please send me or the Code […]

April 4th, 2016

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While the UK’s charities are by and large being more transparent about pay, an article in Monday’s Sun proves that the issue isn’t going to just go away.   As Monday’s Sun illustrates only too well the debate about senior executive pay is not exclusive to charities, nor has it gone away. The pay of University […]

June 10th, 2015

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ICSA asked me for my ‘tuppence’ worth on governance challenges facing charities this year, and looking forward, as part of a bigger article they were writing.  The full article can be found here and my responses to their questions are below: What do you think has been the most significant governance development over the past 12 […]

November 19th, 2014

Posted In: Charity Commission, Governance, Public Trust and Confidence, Regulation, Transparency

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Since publication of the Inquiry report into the pay of charity senior executives I’ve been asked several times about how the Inquiry’s recommendations for charities sit against expectations in the private and public sectors. To help answer the question I have prepared a chart for charities to see how they compare against these sectors.  Space […]

August 1st, 2014

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Sooner or later, it seems, every sector experiences the glare of the media spotlight over pay. For charities, the most recent spotlight moment was last summer, when a succession of media stories highlighted the high pay levels of some charity chief executives. In response, NCVO set up a new inquiry into levels of senior remuneration. […]

May 2nd, 2014

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Here’s an article Rosie wrote for September 2013 edition of Charity Finance on why large charities should do more to embrace and showcase their broader social responsibilities. Encouraging good behaviour Corporate social responsibility, or corporate citizenship as it is sometimes known, is not a new idea.  Organisations have been grappling with living within environmental limits, and of […]

September 9th, 2013

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