Kevin Carey is the chair of disability charity RNIB.
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The Social Investment Business has insisted that it carried out full due diligence on the £300,000 loan to AT Care CIC, despite having to write off the loan when the company went into liquidation just nine months later.
The Social Investment Business, which is chaired by Sir Stephen Bubb, bought £115,000 worth of services from Acevo, where Sir Stephen is chief executive, during the last three years, its accounts show.
The Social Investment Business approved a £300,000 loan to a community interest company connected to one of its board members, just nine months before the CIC went into voluntary liquidation.
Marie Curie Cancer Care CEO Thomas Hughes-Hallett, RNIB chief executive Lesley-Anne Alexander and former Navca CEO Kevin Curley were among a host of voluntary sector figures recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
It is disappointing to see the CEO of a major charity insisting on reducing the sector to little more than than a handmaiden and deliverer of government policy
The importance of the ethos of the voluntary sector, and the perceived excessive regulation of charities, were some of the points discussed at a debate last night on the payment of trustees.
As a grizzled cynic, Ian Allsop has been around long enough to have heard it all before.
Charities should consider ditching the word 'charity' in favour of social enterprise and must begin to view themselves "more as product developers and less as campaigners", RNIB chair Kevin Carey told the CFDG conference this morning.