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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Royal British Legion replacement president announced

The new president for the Royal British Legion has taken up his role following the resignation of Sir John Kiszely, who was caught boasting he could help defence companies lobby the military because of his position at the charity.

A swimmer takes part in the Bournemouth pier-to-pier swim for BHF

The British Heart Foundation has topped a poll of charity sector brands, with 41 per cent of the vote.

Lance Armstrong, disgraced cycling champion, courtesy Elizabeth Kreutz

Lance Armstrong has stepped down as chairman of the Livestrong Foundation, the charity he set up to campaign for cancer sufferers internationally, following his involvement in a doping scandal in his cycling career.

Esther Rantzen, patron of Napac

Napac, the child abuse support charity, has insisted that patron Esther Rantzen has its full backing and that her image will be returned to its website shortly.

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

Norwood: £70k fine for data security breach is too much

Norwood, the Jewish social care charity that was fined £70,000 for a data protection breach after an employee left some files outside a house, has attacked the penalty as disproportionate and is considering an appeal.

Governance magazine November 2012

As trustees, we must support and encourage our CE but we must also constructively challenge. And, we must not be afraid to raise difficult issues. Yet research carried out by Cranfield School of Management found that 70 per cent of board members did not know how to raise difficult issues. As a result, on average board members knew their organisation would fail 50 months before it happened.

November's issue of Governance looks into how trustee boards can balance supporting their CE, with challenging them.

Lord Hodgson

Lord Hodgson has told MPs that there is a generational shift in favour of paying trustees, with young people being more ready to allow the payment of charity trustees than older people.

NCVO: charities still face 'significant barriers' to public service delivery

NCVO has published a report, with contributions from 13 other organisations, highlighting examples of good practice in public service delivery but warning that there are still ‘significant barriers’ to participation in the government’s open public services agenda.

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