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National Theatre's first chief executive quits citing problems with leadership structure

17 Apr 2015 | Emily Corfe

The National Theatre's first chief executive, Tessa Ross, has resigned after five months at the organisation, but will continue to work with the charity as a consultant.

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Charities must keep brand strong to retain public trust, warns Younger

The level of public trust that charities currently enjoy could be eroded if uncertainty over their definition grows, Charity Commission chief executive Sam Younger warned yesterday.

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Excepted charities which were hurrying to register with the Charity Commission by the looming deadline of 1 October, have now been given an extra 18 months to do so.




The current trustee board of the Shetland Charitable Trust is made of 20 councillors and 2 non-councillors

At a meeting on Thursday the trustees of the Shetland Charitable Trust put to bed contention over whether to proceed with the OSCR-approved restructure of its governance agreeing to delay it no further.

Ramblers on South Downs Way

The Ramblers is calling on the government to set up a charity to administer England’s national walking trails, as the new Canal and River Trust does for the country’s waterways.


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

CSV launches £700,000 government-backed professional volunteers drive

CSV will today announce a new volunteering drive to get 9,000 professionals and recent retirees involved with more than 400 community groups over the next twelve months.

Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council

The Independent Schools Council has asked the Charity Commission to make a public declaration endorsing public schools as proper charities.


Asylum charity trustees jailed for £1.8m 'audacious' fraud

The Charity Commission will now conclude its statutory investigation into Astonbrook Housing Association following the imprisonment of two of the asylum housing charity's former trustees on Friday after pleading guilty to fraud of £1.8m.

Justin Davis Smith (L), chief executive, Volunteering England and Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, NCVO

NCVO and Volunteering England have agreed upon the first details for the soon-to-be merged organisation's structure, agreeing to put volunteering "at the heart" of the new organisation.

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