Sir Stuart  Etherington

Sir Stuart Etherington

Chief executive, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) from 1 February 1994

Sir Stuart Etherington has been chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) since 1994. He was knighted in the 2010 Queen's Birthday honours.

Under his reign, NCVO has undergone a substantial rise in public profile and has seen its membership rise eight-fold to 7,000 organisations - though at least 2,000 of these are tiny charities that can join for free.

Sir Stuart has a BSc in Politics, two MAs - one in social service planning and the other in international relations and diplomacy - and an MBA from London Business School.

His background is in social work and he came to the charity sector because of a project run by Mind, then the National Association for Mental Health. In his three years as director of good practice in mental health, Sir Stuart turned it from a small project into a successful charity in its own right.

In 1987 he joined the Royal National Institute for Deaf People (now RNID) as director of public affairs and four years later, aged 35, he became its chief executive. Three years later in 1994 he was headhunted to lead the NCVO.
Sir Stuart has also sat on various governmental bodies such as the Economic and Social Research Council which funds research and training, and the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit which aims to help government deliver on key policies on subjects such as education, health, crime and transport. He is Pro-Chancellor of Greenwich University and a Council Member of the Institute of Employment Studies. He has been a trustee of CAF, Business in the Community, GuideStar UK, the Chair of the BBC Appeals Advisory Committee, and a member of the Community and Social Affairs Committee of Barclays Bank.

In 2005, Sir Stuart won the outstanding achievement award at the Charity Awards.

In 2008 Civil Society ran a tongue-in-cheek online poll that asked whether the leader of the voluntary sector was Sir Stuart or his counterpart at Acevo, Stephen Bubb. Sir Stuart won hands down with 80 per cent of the vote.

 

 

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Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO

Sir Stuart Etherington applauds the ideas from the Red Tape Task Force, but worries about delivery.

The clever people who devise tax avoidance and other scams by using charities are quite smart enough to be sure they get through Revenue and other data base scrutiny. The only way to stop or reduce this type of abuse is to come down much more heavily on those who deliberately misuse charities, whether as principals, advisers or beneficiaries.

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NCVO launched its election manifesto at its annual conference yesterday, and the call for all workers to be given five days paid time off in order to volunteer seems rather unrealistic.

Market maker needed for social investment

Stuart Etherington argues that civil society needs a strategic market maker to drive social investment’s growth as a funding stream.

Moving onwards?

Ian Allsop reminisces about his first Charity Finance. It is with a tear in my eye that I write this but enough aboutpeeling onions. After nearly eight years, and 79 issues, 48 as editor, I am leaving Charity Finance to become a full-time dad. From the end of January I will be spending all my time at home making sure that my two sons' education on subjects such as restricted funding, non-business use VAT and asset allocation for endowed charities is firmly in hand as I understand the national curriculum does not yet see fit to include them.

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