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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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.

The chair and the chief executive run the show

The long-standing chair and chief executive have forced two trustees to resign, a chief executive and governance consultant respond.

Charity soap opera: the final episode

Readers were invited to contribute endings to a the charity soap opera. Tesse Akpeki and Anne Moynihan responded and here are their conclusions...

Outstanding leadership: enabling and sustaining engagement and high performance in your organisation

Tesse Akpeki looks at the results of the Work Foundation's research into the links between leadership and high performance.

Board behaving badly

The illusion of a perfectly balanced board breaks apart and the experts give their advice on how to repair the damage in this trustee case study.

Governance consultants: finding the right person for the job

Finding the best person to facilitate an awayday, train trustees or carry out a governance review can be difficult, get the wrong person and the results can be disastrous. Linda Laurance and Tesse Akpeki provide guidance on questions trustees need to ask themselves and potential facilitators.

Boardroom mechanics, sexual dynamics

Lovers, dinosaurs and the case of the new chief executive.

This is a charity, not a charity!

An anxious new trustee is flabbergasted at the generosity of a cash-strapped charity's employment terms.

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