Dorothy Dalton

Dorothy Dalton

Editor, Governance

Dorothy Dalton is editor of Governance magazine and a governance expert. She was the first chief executive of Acevo, holding the position from 1992 to 2000. She also founded the Network of Women Chairs and co-founded Groundbreakers, a support group for female chief executives in the voluntary sector.

She was a non-executive director of the Inland Revenue and has been a judge at the Charity Awards for several years.

In a voluntary capacity Dalton has been a trustee of several charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care and regularly participates in fundraising expeditions for JoLt, the Journey of a Lifetime Trust which arranges overseas expeditions for disadvantaged or disabled young people.

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Dorothy Dalton says that over the past five years, charities have put much greater effort into developing effective governance. 

Dorothy Dalton, editor of Governance

As we kick off a new year, Dorothy Dalton reminds trustees of the importance of treating all the charity's stakeholders with respect.

Dorothy Dalton, Editor governance

Dorothy Dalton suggests that it is time for the Charity Commission's board to be less hands-on and to ensure its online guidance gives top-notch advice.

Too much focus on reputational risk?

Risks must always be weighed up against potential benefits, says Dorothy Dalton.

Trustees have to be able to justify how charities pay their staff

Dorothy Dalton considers the implications of NCVO's executive pay inquiry for trustee boards.

Equality should mean one rule for all

Dorothy Dalton highlights an unintended consequence of the recent Equality Act.

Cometh the hour

Dorothy Dalton asks if the time has come for the Charity Commission to change the way it works and for the sector to accept the changes?

The Charity Commission's online register needs a review

The Charity Commission's implicit approval of charity accounts by virtue of posting them on its website without checking them first, is a threat to public trust in charities, says Dorothy Dalton

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