Olga Johnson

Olga Johnson

After 20 years as a head-hunter in the charity sector Olga Johnson set up a new organisation to provide a range of HR and career management services to senior people in the sector in 2011 (Olga Johnson Charity HR and Career Management).

She was a trustee of Sightsavers from 2001-2009 and a trustee of The Institute of Fundraising from 2003 – 2009 and is currently a trustee of HealthProm.

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To disclose or not to disclose?

A trustee of a charity who is also a head-hunter is aware that a key player in the charity's latest programme is seeking new employment elsewhere. What should they do?

Will no one volunteer to be chair?

Olga Johnson talks the board through the difficult process of what to do when no one wants to be chair.

Commercial trustees - how to find them?

Larger charities operate in a tough, competitive environment and those that do not have trustees with business acumen will struggle as the sector becomes more commercially astute, funds are more difficult to secure and more charities turn towards income generating commercial ventures

Recruiting the best chair

In January 2005, David Bedford stepped down after five years as the chair of YCare International. The board decided to recruit a new chair who could build on David Bedford's achievements and work closely with Chris Roles to take the charity forward to the next stage of its development.

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