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Regulator opens investigation and restricts bank transactions at Islamic charity

29 Apr 2016 | Emily Corfe

The Charity Commission has launched a statutory inquiry into Islamic charity, Peacetrail, and restricted the financial transactions it can make, after it was unable to show what it had done with any money it had raised.

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Tanya Steele

Former Danish Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, has been announced as the new chief executive of Save the Children International.

Dr Elizabeth Vallance, chair of Ican and CEDR

Charity chairs must let the chief executive be the chief executive and not “sit on their shoulder, sucking your teeth and saying ‘that’s not how I would have done it’,” veteran boardroom chair Dr Elizabeth Vallance told an audience of trustees yesterday.

Martyn Rose

English National Opera has announced that its chair, Martyn Rose, will step down on 15 February after just two years in the post.

Paul Farmer appointed chair of Acevo

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, has been appointed the chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, while Sharon Allen, chief executive of Skills for Care, has been appointed vice-chair.

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

Chair of the Association of Chairs, John Gladwin

A new organisation was launched last night to champion the role of trustee board chairs and help build their effectiveness.

Support group launched for charity chairs

A new support group for charity chairs was launched in London this week at a meeting hosted in the Charity Commission’s offices at Millbank. 

William Shawcross

Journalist and writer William Shawcross has been named by the Cabinet Office as the preferred candidate to lead the Charity Commission board as chairman.

Independent financial advisers plan new charity

A team of nine independent financial advisers is planning to set up a new financial education charity.

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