Beryl Hobson

Beryl Hobson

Chair, National Childbirth Trust (NCT) from August 2013

Hobson is the chief executive at Professional Governance Services Ltd, a post she took in 2012 and chair at the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) starting from August 2013.

She has worked at board level in three sectors – as a marketing director in the insurance industry, as chair of a primary care trust in the public sector and as a trustee and vice-chair in the voluntary sector.

She has a particular interest in how boards work and how their performance can affect the impact of their organisation. She has been a trustee of several charities and is currently vice-chair of Womankind Worldwide.

In a previous role as head of the large charities division at the Charity Commission, she worked with the boards of many high profile charities to improve governance. During her time at the PCT she developed a board assessment tool which was taken up across the strategic health authority area.

 

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Rapid growth without proper foundations

Beryl Hobson and Richard Hawkes offer advice on how to cope when a charity's income shoots up unexpectedly.

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Beryl Hobson, former head of policy, Charity Commission

Beryl Hobson gives some tips on how trustees can support chief executives.

How to protect your charity from damaging conflicts of interest

Beryl Hobson explains the action charities can take to ensure they are not harmed by any trustees' conflicts of interests.

Beryl Hobson, head of policy, Charity Commission

Beryl Hobson offers some advice on how to minimise the risk of project failure.

How do you solve a problem like...

In the last of this series, Beryl Hobson, head of the Charity Commission’s large charities division, advised on some trustee archetypes. (Cartoons provided by Andrew Park).

How do you solve a problem like? (part two)

Beryl Hobson, head of the Charity Commission's large charities division advised on some trustee archetypes. In this issue she advises on three further archetypes - although these are at diametrically-opposed ends of the spectrum.

How do you solve a problem like... (part one)

In the first of a brief series, Beryl Hobson, head of the Charity Commission's large charities division, offers her advice on how to deal with overly passionate board members.

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