Vibeka Mair

Vibeka Mair

Vibeka is the news editor for Civil Society, specialising in finance and governance.

She has been a journalist since 2004, previously working on music, pension, investment and utilities titles.

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Paula Sussex to be the next Charity Commission chief executive

Paula Sussex, senior vice president, public sector of CGI, has been appointed the new chief executive of the Charity Commission.

OSCR tells alternative medicine organisation to stop calling itself a  cancer charity

OSCR has taken action to stop an organisation offering alternative therapy falsely calling itself a “registered cancer charity” on employees’ business cards.

Simon Gillespie, CEO of British Heart Foundation

The Charity Commission is “wildly under-gunned to regulate large charities and does not have the skills and expertise to do it with any credibility”, according to Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the British Heart Foundation.

Alex Swallow, chief executive of Small Charities Coalition

Alex Swallow, chief executive of the Small Charities Coalition, has resigned from the organisation after he and the trustees decided the organisation could no longer financially sustain his wage.

The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.

» Red Cross donors stopped giving after Telegraph pay stories, warns NCVO

Shawcross demands more funding and powers for the Charity Commission

William Shawcross has warned that the Charity Commission needs “adequate funding and stronger legal powers if it is to meet Parliament’s expectations”, in response to the Public Accounts Committee’s recent damning report on its effectiveness.

Julie Bentley, chief executive, Girlguiding UK (credit: Justin Norry)

Girlguiding’s chief executive Julie Bentley is in the top five of BBC 4 Woman’s Hour Power List 2014, which celebrates women who have changed the face of power in the last year.

John Grounds, deputy CEO, RSPCA

John Grounds, director of marketing and campaigns and deputy chief executive of the RSPCA, has stepped down.

Electoral Commission survey on Lobbying Act sees high interest from charities

Charities made up almost two-thirds of the organisations who responded to the Electoral Commission’s survey on developing its guidance on new non-party campaigning rules.

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