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'Open and honest': The treasurer and finance director relationship

13 Mar 2015

The January issue of Governance carried an article about the
relationship between the key board member responsible for finance and
the finance director. In this issue a finance director and a treasurer
give us their perspective on this relationship.

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BTCV: leadership and accountability

Rupert Evenett, chair of BTCV, describes his major governance challenges.

Overstepping the mark

The case of the new chief executive, the romantic attachment and the abuse of power.

Chemistry experiment: a bridge to modernisation

For the past three years, the Society of Chemical Industry, a charity that bridges the world of science and business, has been honing its activities with emphasis on running along more commercial lines.

Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007

In this second article on the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 Patrick Tolhurst examines practical considerations for charities which arise from this new offence.

Good advice, but there is an important point to add: merger is rarely a proper answer to impending insolvency.

» Trustees ignoring looming insolvency

Dealing with an ineffective trustee

Whilst the vast majority of trustees are engaged, courteous, effective and contribute a great deal to the cause, all on an entirely voluntary basis, there are exceptions. The ‘ineffective trustee’ is one such example.

Jibrael Hagan's heroics

Ecologically sound recycling, computers for Africa, and the inspiration of an 11-year-old daughter.

Dysfunctional board with a weak chair

The woeful tale of a charitable company suffering financial difficulties, barely surviving by selling off the family silver - mainly property. A chair of trustees and a governance specialist offer their advice.

Dealing with a reticent trustee

Whilst the vast majority of trustees are engaged, courteous, effective and contribute a great deal to the cause, all on an entirely voluntary basis, there are exceptions. The reticent trustee is one such example.

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