Andrew  Hind CB

Andrew Hind CB

Editor, Charity Finance

Andrew has been a leading figure in civil society for 25 years.

He was the first chief executive of the Charity Commission from 2004 until September 2010, and is widely credited with ensuring the sector has a regulator that is fit for purpose.

He became guest-editor of Charity Finance for the February and March 2011 editions before taking up the role on a permanent basis. In early 2011 he also took up a part-time role as Visiting Professor of Charity Governance and Finance at Cass Business School.

He was awarded the prestigious Companion of the Order of the Bath in the New Year's Honours List 2011.

Andrew’s other current roles include serving as a non-executive board member of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, and he is also a non-executive member of the board advising the Information Commissioner.  He is a member of the NCVO Advisory Council which meets four times a year.

Andrew became a trustee of the Baring Foundation in October 2010.  He also sits on Lord Hodgson’s taskforce making recommendations to government about cutting red-tape in the voluntary sector. 

Andrew has extensive experience of working with the charity sector. He was a senior executive with ActionAid (1986-1991) and Barnardo's (1992-1995) before moving to the BBC in 1995, where he was chief operating officer of BBC World Service. 

Hind was co-founder in 1988 of the Charity Finance Directors' Group (CFDG), and its chair from 1992-1994. He is the author of The Governance and Management of Charities, and was chair of the Charity Awards judging panel in 2011, having also served as a judge in the early years of the Awards. He received the Outstanding Achievement Award for longstanding commitment and service to the voluntary sector at the Charity Awards 2008.


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Spending cuts

The next spending review may see a 40 per cent cut to budgets at the Charity Commission and Office for Civil Society. David Ainsworth asks what this could mean.


Civil Society News is republishing this article from December 2013 in tribute to Daniel Phelan.

Daniel Phelan first published Charity Finance in 1990, just as the charity sector was about to fundamentally change. Two hundred issues later, he reflects on the journey with Vibeka Mair. 

Daniel Phelan: Networking the sector

Daniel Phelan first published Charity Finance in 1990, just as the charity sector was about to fundamentally change. Two hundred issues later, he reflects on the journey with Vibeka Mair. 

Sally Jones

A touching tribute to an old friend, by Andrew Hind, and some final thoughts and reflections from a hospice bed, by Sally Jones.

Whatever the motivation behind the idea that charities be required to publish their expenditure on campaigning and political work in their annual returns, I don't think we should reject it too quickly. While such a requirement should not become burdensome for charities, any move towards greater transparency and accountability, in our sector as in others, is a positive one.

» Public benefit test - to be, or not to be?

David Pitt Watson, author The New Capitalists: How citizen investors are reshaping the corporate agenda

David Pitt-Watson shares his passionate belief with Andrew Hind that charities should use their shareholdings to influence corporate behaviour.

Going global

A campaign is under way for the development of international accounting guidelines for the voluntary sector. Chris Harris puts the case.

Charity reporting to go global?

Andrew Hind reports on a landmark meeting examining the steps required to create an international reporting standard for charities.

Highlights from the Charity Investment Forum

Last month Charity Finance hosted the annual Charity Investment Forum, providing delegates with an opportunity to discuss their investment options with each other and investment professionals.

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