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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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