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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts
Conservative Lord (Robin) Hodgson of Astley Abbotts was the NCVO president from 2007 to 2012 and has been chair of the Armed Forces Charities Advisory Committee since 2008.
In August 2010 he was appointed to chair the de-regulation taskforce by the coalition government and submitted a report - Unshackling Good Neighbours - recommending how to make it easier to run a charity.
At the end of 2011 he was appointed by the government to lead the statutory review of the Charities Act 2006. His Report entitled Trusted but Independent - Giving Charity Back to Charities was published in July 2012.
In February 2015 he was appointed by the government to conduct the statutory review of third party campaigning in the Transparency in Lobbying Act 2014. His report entitled Third Party Election Campaigning - Getting the Balance Right was published in March 2016.
Lord Hodgson was a member of the Council for the Securities Industry from 1980 to 1985, a founder director of the Securities and Investment Board from 1985 to 1989, sat on the West Midlands Industrial Development Board 1989 to 1997 and was a director of the Securities and Futures Authority 1993-2001. He has extensive commercial experience and remains a director of a number of companies.
He was made a life peer (Conservative) in 2000, and as shadow spokesman on Trade and Industry and Home Affairs from 2002 until 2006, led in particular on the Companies Act 2006 and Charities Act 2006.
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