Ian Allsop

Ian Allsop

Freelance columnist

Ian Allsop is a freelance journalist and editor specialising in not-for-profit management and financial issues.

He was editor of Charity Finance between 2004 and 2009 and has worked in and around the voluntary sector for almost 20 years. He still regularly contributes to Charity Finance and his other clients include Stone King, CAF, Baker Tilly and Funding for Independent Schools.

He is chair of governors at his local infant school.


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Board diversity: Diverse thinking

Charity Finance convened a group of senior sector figures to debate best practice on board and staff diversity. Ian Allsop reports on their discussion.

Losing the plot

These days, everything we don’t agree with is deemed to be a ‘conspiracy’. Ian Allsop has a theory about it.

In with the old

Ian Allsop previews another year of debates based on personal conviction rather than facts.

Confidence crisis

Ian Allsop is unsure about the appropriateness of the Charity Commission’s key statutory duty.

Eva Peron, former first lady of Argentina, copyright HerFariasP

Ian Allsop gets advice on management theory from Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and Paul McCartney.

Women on boards: a man's view

Ian Allsop offers a bloke’s view of the gender inequality on charity boards.

Third sector advisory panel members announced

Sir Nick Young, chief executive of the British Red Cross, WRVS chief executive Lynne Berry OBE, and former Big Lottery Fund chief executive Stephen Dunmore are among the members of the new third sector advisory body. .

Baroness Pitkeathley to chair OTS advisory body

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service chair Baroness Jill Pitkeathley OBE has been appointed as chair of the Office of the Third Sector's new advisory panel.

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