Karen Brown, chair, Oxfam
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A chair's tips on working with the chief executive

22 Sep 2015 | Karen Brown

Oxfam chair Karen Brown gives her top tips on achieving a harmonious relationship between chief executive and chair.


A chair's tips on working with the chief executive

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Hilary Sears

Hilary Sears, who as chair of various organisations has appointed three chief executives, shares her personal experiences and the lessons she learnt.

Neal Green

Neal Green of the Charity Commission explains some of the recent changes to the regulator's trustee guide, CC3.

Frustrated chair

A frustrated chair seeks advice on how much time to put into the role.

Valerie Owen

Valerie Owen, OBE, chair of Swan Housing Association’s board, describes how seeing a governance problem as an opportunity for improvement led to a Swan that is really fit for the future.

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

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Bullying in the workplace

A chief executive and employment lawyer offer advice on what to do when allegations of bullying heighten tension in the workplace.

Chief executive

Former headhunter and chair, Douglas Board, offers advice on the appointment of a chief executive.

Employment contract

Trustee Gareth Edwards offers advice to a charity chair  uncertain about the legality of the interim-chief executive's fixed term contract.

Merger talks

Rushing towards a merger without following the proper procedures leads one charity into a bigger commitment than anticipated, reports Dianne Haley.

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