William Shawcross, chair, Charity Commission
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Commission: ‘We share more data with other agencies than they share with us’

17 Dec 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

William Shawcross told politicians yesterday that the Charity Commission shares more information with other agencies, including HMRC, than it receives in return and that he would like more information to come the regulator’s way.

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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.

David Bernstein, chair of the British Red Cross from January 2014

The British Red Cross has appointed a former Football Association chair, David Bernstein, to lead its board of trustees.


Andy Gregg may have singlehandedly begun the process of making the term 'chairman' obsolete

If the word 'chairman' eventually falls out of use in the City of London in favour of the gender-neutral 'chair', then we can thank - or pin the blame on, depending on your point of view - charity CEO Andy Gregg.

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.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

Ilse Howling, chair of Unicef UK

Unicef has appointed its first female chair as TV executive Ilse Howling takes over from David Stanton.

John Stewart, chair, Guide Dogs for the Blind

John Stewart, chairman of Legal & General, has been appointed the new chairman of Guide Dogs from today.

Jacqueline Davies, chair, Stonewall

Jacqueline Davies succeeds David Isaac as chair of gay and bisexual campaigning charity Stonewall, following her elected appointment on Tuesday night.

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.

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