Dorothy Dalton

Dorothy Dalton

Governance consultant

Dorothy Dalton is a governance consultant and delivers Civil Society Media's Trustee Training.  She was launch editor of Governance magazine, from 2006 until January 2016.

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 was  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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Following the collapse of Kids Company, Dorothy Dalton, warns the spotlight has fallen on good governance and trustees.

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.

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A course for new and experienced trustees

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.

Too much focus on reputational risk?

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

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A course on governance for both experienced and new chairs and chief executives

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A course for new and experienced trustees

Trustee board

Dorothy Dalton says that over the past five years, charities have put much greater effort into developing effective governance. 

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