Dorothy Dalton

Dorothy Dalton

Editor, Governance

Dorothy Dalton is editor of Governance magazine and a governance expert. She was the first chief executive of Acevo, holding the position from 1992 to 2000. She also founded the Network of Women Chairs and co-founded Groundbreakers, a support group for female chief executives in the voluntary sector.

She was a non-executive director of the Inland Revenue and has been a judge at the Charity Awards for several years.

In a voluntary capacity Dalton has been a trustee of several charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care and regularly participates in fundraising expeditions for JoLt, the Journey of a Lifetime Trust which arranges overseas expeditions for disadvantaged or disabled young people.

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Too much focus on reputational risk?

Risks must always be weighed up against potential benefits, says Dorothy Dalton.

Chief executive’s wife as his deputy?

Dorothy Dalton offers some advice to a trustee worried about a controversial proposal from their chief executive.

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Trustee Exchange

The Trustee Exchange one-day conference is an excellent opportunity for all trustees to benefit from stimulating presentations, workshops and interactive sessions to gain fresh insights to help your board operate more effectively and efficiently. The day also gives you the perfect chance to network face-to-face with other board members who tackle similar issues, share ideas and find solutions to develop best practice.

Risk management

In light of the Olive Cooke scandal and a recent court case over legacies Dorothy Dalton reminds trustees that they must always be considering potential risks to their charities, even when they seem unlikely.

Finance from a governance perspective

Dorothy Dalton outlines the minimum financial knowledge that all trustees should have in order to properly discharge their duties.

Dealing with a problem chair

What should a chief executive and trustees do if the chair of trustees refuses to take on a leadership role?

Internal auditor: Model job description

Many trustees do not understand what an internal audit entails nor the role of an internal auditor. Charities Internal Audit Network describes what an internal auditor should do.

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