Tesse Akpeki

Tesse Akpeki

Lawyer, chartered secretary, coach and mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution

A lawyer, chartered secretary, coach, facilitator and accredited Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution mediator.

She has served as an equal opportunities commissioner, a consultant with OnBoard and is an approved NCVO consultant. A trainer with Independent Theatre Council, she is an associate of the Centre for Charity Effectiveness at City University's business school and of the Centre for Strategy and Communication.

She has recently been appointed as Trustee of International Students House.

 

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Succeeding through the storms

Tesse Akpeki recently met Baroness Lawrence and was inspired by her mantra that anyone of us can make a difference. 

Different generations governing together

When a charity boards begins to diversify, communication can become harder. Tesse Akpeki explores.

Avoiding governance shambles

The Co-op's current troubles is a classic case of how bad governance can cripple an organisation says Tesse Akpeki.

 A new year, a new start, a new board?

New Years resolutions are a bit like trustee board decisions; made in earnest, but often not actioned. Tesse Akpeki looks at how trustee boards can stick to their resolutions in 2014.

Flat shoes

Tesse Akpeki invokes a fashion metaphor to summarise her learning from this year’s BoardSource event in Los Angeles.







Russell Brand (copyright Eva Rinaldi)

With Trustees' Week round the corner, Tesse Akpeki reflects on how last year she encouraged the PM to promote trusteeship.

Realising the potential of governance

Tesse Akpeki pays tribute to the Acevo Governance Commission but warns against reinventing the wheel.

Soured relations between a charity's management and its staff

A chair and a governance consultant advise a charity where staff are felling under pressure after its plans to cut costs and expand ran into difficulty.

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