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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Charity Finance Summit 2015

The Charity Finance Summit balances technical, gritty accounting and tax topics with strategic and 'bigger picture' views to deliver a excellent opportunity to bring your finance team up-to-date on the key issues facing charities today.


This month marks the beginning of a new era, at both Charity Finance and in the wider world. Ian Allsop elucidates.


Outgoing Charity Finance editor Andrew Hind raises concerns about threats to civil society's freedom of voice.

 Large charities 'worryingly slow' to apologise for fundraising practices, says FRSB chair

Large charities have been “remarkably and worryingly slow” to respond to criticism of their fundraising, and to apologise for unacceptable practices, the incoming chair of the Fundraising Standards Board has said.

The widely held view that charities should stick to doing good works and stay clear of campaigning is a recipe for social stagnation. The world has changed, charities need to change with it and speak truth to power about what it takes to solve root causes of societal ills rather than pussyfoot around problems.

» Liberal influence: Andrew Hind interviews Lord Rennard

Deep faultlines exist between the fundraising regulators

Yesterday three fundraising regulatory bodies showed fundamental disagreements when they gave evidence to a Parliamentary inquiry into the future oversight of the sector. David Ainsworth examines the implications.

FRSB chair criticises IoF standards as 'far too weak' and hampered by 'vested interests'

The Code of Fundraising Practice is "far too weak" and the Institute of Fundraising should be stripped of responsibility for setting it, the incoming chair of the Fundraising Standards Board told a committee of MPs.

Ian Allsop

Ian Allsop sums up what’s been happening in the charity world during the summer break.

Lessons from Kids Company for other charities

Andrew Hind says the dramatic collapse of Kids Company last month is a wake-up call for the whole sector.

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