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...

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.

The treasurer

The trustee board has the responsibility for overseeing the organisation's finances. To do this more effectively, it authorises the treasurer to act on its behalf as advisor and guide in financial matters.

Learning through reviewing board performance (part 1)

This is the first in a series of three articles examining different ways that a board of trustees can review board performance.

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Legacy giving: The right to choose?

3 Sep 2015

Charlotte Watts analyses a recent legal case with significant implications for charity legacies.

Charitable VAT and economic activity

2 Sep 2015

Graham Elliott explains when activity falls withn the scope of VAT.

Is charity cyber fraud savvy?

2 Sep 2015

Robert Mackenzie advises on how to protect your charity against technology and data fraud.

Kids Company: countdown to a crisis

26 Aug 2015

Kids Company closed in August, following a turbulent year including child sex abuse allegations, accusations...

Could charities face more challenges over legacies?

29 Jul 2015

On Monday the court of appeal awarded £164,000 to the estranged daughter of a woman who left her entire...

Behind the scenes at Kids Company

27 Jul 2015

Earlier this year, Kids Company was already under pressure over claims it mismanaged staff and finances....

Change, what does it mean?

2 Sep 2015

Patrick Nash explains what transformational change can mean to charities and how to go about it.

How to fund digital transformation at charities

28 Jul 2015

The landscape that charities operate in is changing, and the funding structures which support the sector...

Really simple first aid at the British Red Cross

7 Jul 2015

Kirsty Weakley report's on a new customer-relationship management system at the British Red Cross, and...

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