Sam Younger

Sam Younger

Sam Younger was chief executive of the Charity Commission from September 2010 to June 2014.

He will become chair of VSO in November 2014. 

He has extensive experience of leadership in regulation, in public policy and in charity. His previous roles include founding chair of the Electoral Commission, director general of the British Red Cross, and managing director of the BBC World Service.

After leaving the Electoral Commission he was interim chief executive of the housing charity, Shelter, and also held interim roles with the educational charity Bell Educational Trust and with the Electoral Reform Society.

Younger is an independent member of the Greater London Authority Standards Committee and a director of Electoral Reform International Services. His previous non-executive roles include chair of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and chair of Council at the University of Sussex.

The son of former Labour minister Kenneth Younger, Sam was appointed Commander of the British Empire in 2009. He is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and holds a number of honorary and advisory roles in academia.

 

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A perception of the Charity Commission - with the benefit of Hindsight

Andrew Hind reflects on the changes that occurred at the Charity Commission under his leadership and pulls no punches in his analysis of its recent performance.

Regulating charities in the 21st century

A one-third cut in its funding has forced the Charity Commission to review all its operations. By Sam Younger.

The future role of the charity finance director

Charity finance directors need to be strategists with both feet on the ground, says Sam Younger.

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