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Ken Olisa: Why 20 years as the chair is not too long

25 May 2016
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Ken Olisa was recently dubbed the most powerful black man in Britain. He is also a veteran of private and voluntary sector boardrooms and has an opinion or two about governance. By Tania Mason.

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Ken Olisa: Why 20 years as the chair is not too long

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Rose Bray, Steve Raw, Ned Younger and Tania Mason

Charityworks - the voluntary sector's graduate recruitment programme, has been running for more than six years with nearly 100 charities and housing associations taking part.  Tania Mason spoke to some of those involved.

Rob Wilson MP, minister for civil society

Two days after the Chancellor unveiled his latest plan to cut public spending and outsource large swathes of public services, the minister for civil society has outlined his ideas for boosting the capacity of charities and social enterprises to provide them.  Tania Mason reports.

Lisa Nandy: The lack of grant funding is squeezing innovation out of the sector

The shadow minister for civil society tells David Ainsworth her priorities for the sector.

Alice Maynard

Bringing a charity back from the brink of collapse is a tricky business – but for Alice Maynard, outgoing chair of Scope, the solution is as much about the human touch as it is about bottom-line financials. Emily Corfe speaks to her about how she did it.

Chris Mould: 'those in power are sidestepping their responsibility to vulnerable people'

The chair of the Trussell Trust talks about why government threatened to shut his charity down, and how sector independence is under threat.

Michael Norton, winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Charity Awards 2014

The Charity Awards judges selected Michael Norton to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014. Tania Mason met the man whose fingerprints are all over civil society.


Tony Hawkhead: 'They have worked my socks off and yet I am feeling more excited than when I started'

Only a charity would ask its chief executive to sleep out on the streets for a night, in his first week on the job. But Sir Tony Hawkhead professed to be “more excited than when I started” when he spoke to Kirsty Weakley at the end of his first week at Action for Children.

Scope service user

Scope’s vision for the future is a society that treats disabled people no differently to those without disabilities. That’s why its CEO Richard Hawkes is convinced that closing nearly a third of its care homes is the right thing to do. By Tania Mason.



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