Choosing the right chief executive
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How to choose the right chief executive

3 Jul 2015 | Karen Brown

Leading the selection of a new chief executive falls squarely on the shoulders of the chair. Karen Brown explains how to go about it.


How to choose the right chief executive

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James Maloney explains the problem one charity was having with out-of-date articles of association and the steps taken to improve them.

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A chief executive questions whether it is still in the best interests of the charity for them to continue to be a member of the board.

Freedom of speech and freedom to hold minority views

A worried chairman seeks advice after learning that a former employee plans to sue the charity for discrimination.

Anti-bribery policy

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2010. Ben Morrison has prepared a sample policy to help organisations comply with the new rules.

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