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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Too much focus on reputational risk?

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

Commission clarifies statements on staff attendance at board meetings

The Charity Commission has rewritten its operational compliance report on the case of Southwark Muslim Women’s Association after governance experts pointed out that its advice on chief executives’ attendance at trustee board meetings was contrary to good practice.


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.

Dorothy Dalton

Careful planning can help boards keep to their governance role, says Dorothy Dalton.

Closed or private meetings of the board - the ground rules

Governance magazine editor, Dorothy Dalton, presents some possible ground rules for closed or private meetings of the board.

Trustee payment through third party

A new chair is concerned about the legality of a company associated with the charity paying its trustees.

Finance from a governance perspective

Dorothy Dalton outlines the minimum financial knowledge that all trustees should have in order to properly discharge their duties.

Founders: blessing or a curse?

Moving on a founder can be one of the hardest tasks facing a board of trustees. Dorothy Dalton discusses how to most tactfully approach the situation.

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