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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Hind raps the Telegraph for its reporting on public benefit and private schools

Andrew Hind, chief executive of the Charity Commission, has written to the Daily Telegraph, complaining that its coverage on public benefit and schools is misleading.

Charities meet public benefit requirements by increasing subsidies

Two public schools and a nursing home have met Charity Commission public benefit requirements by providing services to those who cannot afford it.

Cometh the hour

Dorothy Dalton asks if the time has come for the Charity Commission to change the way it works and for the sector to accept the changes?

Ady's Animals - a grim fairy tale

The story of Ady's Animals shows how a badly governed charity could continue for longer than you may think.

Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.

» Peers propose that all fundraising charities must register with the FRSB

Chairman's corner: What are my liabilities?

The Chairman elicits the help of Hannah Armit when a concerned chief executive is tired of trustees burying their heads in the sand, despite impending insolvency...

Running a charity is all in the balance

On his departure from the board of Time Banking Martin Farrell offers a fond farewell, and a reminder that running a charity is a balance between give and take.

Chairman's corner: Are we being taken for a ride?

When a chair is concerned that his newly appointed board member could be blackmailing him there's only one person to turn to... The Chairman.

It takes all sorts: the many faces of charity chairs

Richard Gutch interviewed the chairs of 17 different charities earlier this year. Their organisations cover children, disabled people, health and social care, and have turnovers ranging from £2.5m to £220m. What have the diversity adviser at Rampton Secure Hospital, the leader of Westminster Council, the former chief executive (CE) of Network Rail and a former army recruit got in common?

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