Michael O'Toole will be new CEO of Mentor

Michael O’Toole steps down as sector's Crown Representative

16 Sep 2014 | Tania Mason

Michael O’Toole, the first Crown Representative for the charity sector, has resigned after two years to become the new chief executive of Mentor, the youth drug and alcohol charity.


Michael O’Toole steps down as sector's Crown Representative

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Work Programme is at risk of 'systematic failure', charity sub-contractors warn

Over 100 charity sub-contractors have joined the National Council for Voluntary Organisations special interest group to submit concerns over the viability of the Work Programme to employment minister Chris Grayling.

Peace charity swaps flower power for Massive Attack in campaign film

Peacebuilding charity International Alert has commissioned a dramatic campaign film to demonstrate the power of dialogue in bringing peace in the face of violence.

Bono, founder of One charity

A TV ad created by Bono’s One charity to highlight the famine in Africa has been refused clearance to air because of its political nature.

Chris Melvin, interim chief executive of Shaw Trust

The Shaw Trust has appointed former chief executive of Reed in Partnership, Chris Melvin, as its acting interim chief executive.

Charities are not elected, and in their reports and press releases they claim an authority they may/should not enjoy.

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A Swan song for volunteers? Not on my watch

The value of a charity is demonstrated at the very frontline with its volunteers, says David Philpott, as he marks the efforts of a stalwart member of the team. 

Gareth Thomas, new shadow minister for civil society

Labour leader Ed Miliband has today announced the full team he hopes will support him to win the next election, including Harrow West MP Gareth Thomas as the new shadow minister for civil society.

Nick Brooks, chair of ICAEW's voluntary sector group

Forty-four charities have applied to take part in the pilot review programme announced by the Charity Commission and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales last month.

Liam Fox, defence secretary, UK government

A charity founded by Conservative MP Liam Fox and run by Adam Werrity, who are currently at the centre of a political storm about the extent of Werrity’s involvement with the Ministry of Defence, has been removed from the Charity Commission’s register.

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