Director of public policy from June 2013
Karl Wilding joined NCVO in 2001 as a research assistant for its Almanac programme. He later became head of research and in 2011 took on responsibility for the policy team. In April 2013 he was announced as director of public policy to take over from Ben Kernigan who is joining the National Union of Students in June 2013.
He is a board member of St Alban’s Centre for Voluntary Service, an honorary visiting fellow teaching on Cass Business School’s MSc in voluntary sector management. He is also set to become a trustee of BB Group, whose programmes include BeatBullying and FutureYou.
He has a BA in geography from the University of Leeds (1992). His PhD at the same institution (1997) examined voluntary hospitals in Victorian Britain.
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While management in the charity sector has changed significantly in the past few decades, a reluctance to invest in governance has led to a stagnation of board structure and a lack of diversity, according to Dame Mary Marsh’s review of skills and leadership in the social sector.
NCVO’s Karl Wilding has said that the voluntary sector is suffering from ‘a considerable degree of uncertainty’ over its identity.
Individual giving to charities increased by £945m in 2010/11, but the voluntary sector on the whole barely managed to grow in real terms as inflation ate away at minor improvements.
NCVO has appointed Karl Wilding as director of public policy to succeed Ben Kernighan, who is leaving the organisation in June to become chief executive of the National Union of Students.
Today’s Budget reports that from April 2014, every UK business and charity will be entitled to a £2,000 Employment Allowance towards their bill for National Insurance contributions.
Umbrella bodies have won some ground over the Small Charitable Donations Bill as amendments have been proposed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer this morning, increasing the gift aid matching ratio and reducing eligibility criteria.
Hundreds of individuals and charities have joined the Back Britain’s Charities campaign, launched following the release of a study which reported a 20 per cent drop in giving, despite senior fundraisers questioning the figures and methodology of the report.