Andrew  Hind CB

Andrew Hind CB

Editor, Charity Finance

Andrew has been a leading figure in civil society for 25 years.

He was the first chief executive of the Charity Commission from 2004 until September 2010, and is widely credited with ensuring the sector has a regulator that is fit for purpose.

He became guest-editor of Charity Finance for the February and March 2011 editions before taking up the role on a permanent basis. In early 2011 he also took up a part-time role as Visiting Professor of Charity Governance and Finance at Cass Business School.

He was awarded the prestigious Companion of the Order of the Bath in the New Year's Honours List 2011.

Andrew’s other current roles include serving as a non-executive board member of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, and he is also a non-executive member of the board advising the Information Commissioner.  He is a member of the NCVO Advisory Council which meets four times a year.

Andrew became a trustee of the Baring Foundation in October 2010.  He also sits on Lord Hodgson’s taskforce making recommendations to government about cutting red-tape in the voluntary sector. 

Andrew has extensive experience of working with the charity sector. He was a senior executive with ActionAid (1986-1991) and Barnardo's (1992-1995) before moving to the BBC in 1995, where he was chief operating officer of BBC World Service. 

Hind was co-founder in 1988 of the Charity Finance Directors' Group (CFDG), and its chair from 1992-1994. He is the author of The Governance and Management of Charities, and was chair of the Charity Awards judging panel in 2011, having also served as a judge in the early years of the Awards. He received the Outstanding Achievement Award for longstanding commitment and service to the voluntary sector at the Charity Awards 2008.


 

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A Nobel prize for charity?

With the entry deadline for this year's Charity Awards fast approaching, Andrew Hind wonders who could have won a Nobel prize for charity.

Plymouth Brethren: This church is too broad

Andrew Hind looks at implications of the Charity Commission's ruling on the Plymouth Brethren and what this means for the public benefit test. 

Tate Britain. Credit: Tony Hisgett

Tate Britain has this week been accused of “blatant favouritism” for exhibiting a trustee’s art work.

Daniel Phelan: Networking the sector

Daniel Phelan first published Charity Finance in 1990, just as the charity sector was about to fundamentally change. Two hundred issues later, he reflects on the journey with Vibeka Mair. 

Whatever the motivation behind the idea that charities be required to publish their expenditure on campaigning and political work in their annual returns, I don't think we should reject it too quickly. While such a requirement should not become burdensome for charities, any move towards greater transparency and accountability, in our sector as in others, is a positive one.

» Public benefit test - to be, or not to be?

Charity Finance - 200 not out

Andrew Hind reflects on what it means for Charity Finance to reach such a milestone and how it all began.

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind

Charity leaders have a responsibility to act together and stand up for the sector during these tough times, said Mind chief executive Paul Farmer at last night’s Charity Finance Group annual dinner in London.

William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission

Charity Commission chair William Shawcross said last night that the regulator intends to send clearer deterrence messages to those abusing charitable status, and take more decisive action when things go wrong.

The evolving role of a charity finance director

With the Sorp consultation coming to an end, Andrew Hind discusses some of the challenges facing today's charity finance directors.  

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