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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The Big Society Network appoints new CEO

The Big Society Network has announced the appointment of Steve Moore as its new chief executive and also launched two new programmes to support social entrepreneurs.

Lord Nat Wei

Acevo's acting chief executive Peter Kyle has called on Lord Nat Wei to resign from the Lords following his decision to quit as the government’s Big Society adviser less than a year into the role.

Tribunal judge queries how educating rich children can be charitable

The lawyer who is defending the Charity Commission against the Independent Schools Council’s challenge to its public benefit guidance yesterday found himself explaining to the tribunal judges how it is that such schools can be charities at all.

Food for thought: Younger’s views on regulating a changing sector

Gareth Jones hears Sam Younger suggest again that changes to the way charities are classified may be necessary.

They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.

» 'If you aren't making a difference, it's okay to call it a day', Commission chief executive says

St John's College, Oxford. Image courtesy of Stuart Yeates

The key difference between the Independent Schools Council and the Charity Commission over the Commission’s guidance on public benefit, is the extent of the obligation that fee-charging charities owe to those that can’t afford its fees, the ISC’s lawyer said yesterday.

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

The Red Tape Task Force today presented Nick Hurd, the minster for civil society, with its report calling for a more "common sense" approach and encourage people to take part in civil society.

The more things change, the more they remain the same

The Eurovision's surprise winner this Saturday leads Tesse Akpeki to reflect on how the charity sector faces an unpredictable future.

Peter Ainsworth announced as new chair of Big Lottery Fund

Francis Maude has announced that former Conservative MP Peter Ainsworth will be the new UK chair of the Big Lottery Fund, while venture philanthropy pioneer Nat Sloane is to take up the post of chair of England Committee.

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