Dorothy Dalton

Dorothy Dalton

Editor, Governance

Dorothy Dalton is editor of Governance magazine and a governance expert. She was the first chief executive of Acevo, holding the position from 1992 to 2000. She also founded the Network of Women Chairs and co-founded Groundbreakers, a support group for female chief executives in the voluntary sector.

She was a non-executive director of the Inland Revenue and has been a judge at the Charity Awards for several years.

In a voluntary capacity Dalton has been a trustee of several charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care and regularly participates in fundraising expeditions for JoLt, the Journey of a Lifetime Trust which arranges overseas expeditions for disadvantaged or disabled young people.

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Chief executive’s wife as his deputy?

Dorothy Dalton offers some advice to a trustee worried about a controversial proposal from their chief executive.

Dorothy Dalton

Careful planning can help boards keep to their governance role, says Dorothy Dalton.

Closed or private meetings of the board - the ground rules

Governance magazine editor, Dorothy Dalton, presents some possible ground rules for closed or private meetings of the board.

Trustee payment through third party

A new chair is concerned about the legality of a company associated with the charity paying its trustees.

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