Big Society Capital chief executive to step down by end of year

Big Society Capital chief executive to step down by end of year

29 May 2015 | Hugh Radojev

Nick O’Donohoe, the chief executive of Big Society Capital, has today announced that he will be leaving the social investment wholesaler by the end of the year.


Big Society Capital chief executive to step down by end of year

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IT is stumbling block to reducing regulatory red tape, says Hodgson

Companies House and the Charity Commission have set up a working party to tackle the technical problems that arise from efforts to enable charities to submit just one annual return to them both, Lord Hodgson said last week.

CFG launches prize for ‘inspiring financial leadership’ in charities

CFG announced the launch of the Adrian Randall Prize for ‘inspiring financial leadership’ at its annual fundraising dinner last night.

Give it Back George wins campaign award

Give it Back George, the campaign spearheaded by Charities Aid Foundation and NCVO to persuade the government to drop the Chancellor’s proposal to limit tax relief on charitable giving, won the award for voluntary sector campaign of the year at last night’s Public Affairs News Awards.

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts

There are too many “moribund charities” in the UK that have outlived their usefulness and should recycle their assets to new, modern purposes, according to Lord Hodgson.

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

Haroun Atallah, FD of Islamic Relief (left) with FCO ambassador to France, Peter Ricketts. Image credit: FCO

Islamic Relief has recently had its bank account closed by UBS, and is under constant scrutiny by other banks due to nervousness about counter-terrorist regulations, the charity's director of finance told an audience of international charity regulators yesterday.

Charity Commission CEO Sam Younger addressing the Community Action Southwark Trustee Conference 2012

Charity Commission chief executive Sam Younger refused to comment on the fact that his new chair did not bother to keep up-to-date with his own charity’s document filing, minutes after imploring a room full of trustees to ensure they file on time.

One million dementia 'friend volunteers' to be trained

The Alzheimer’s Society today announced the launch of a £2.4m government-backed scheme that aims to educate one million members of the public about dementia by 2015.

BDO and PKF in merger talks

Accountancy firms BDO and PKF today announced they are in advanced discussions to merge in the early part of 2013.

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