Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts
Conservative Lord (Robin) Hodgson of Astley Abbotts is the NCVO president since 2007 and chair of the Armed Forces Charities Advisory Committee since 2008.
In August 2010 he was also appointed as chair of the de-regulation task-force by the coalition government and submitted a report recommending how to make it easier to run a charity. At the end of 2011 he was appointed by the government to lead its review of the Charities Act 2006.
Lord Hodgson was a member of the Council for Securities Industry from 1980-85, a founder director the Securities and Investment Board from 1985-89, sat on the West Midlands Industrial Development Board 1989-97 and was a director of the Securities and Futures Authority 1993-2001.
He was made a Life Peer (Conservative) in 2000, and as shadow spokesman on Trade and Industry and Home Affairs from 2002 until 2006, led in particular on the Companies Act 2006 and Charities Act 2006.
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Charities have been asked to respond to a review of third party campaigning which will assess the effect of the Lobbying Act on independence of voice in the sector.
A number of changes to charity audit thresholds, including an increase in the basic threshold from £500,000 to £1m, come into effect today.
The government has appointed Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to conduct a review into how the Lobbying Act is being put into practice.
The Cabinet Office has launched a consultation on doubling the income thresholds above which charities must have their accounts audited.
Reminds me of a speaker at a charity fundraising conference a decade ago who said 'I think some charities should be allowed to shrivel up and die'.
The American fundraising consultant Simone Joyaux has been chosen to chair the board of the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University.
Debra Allcock Tyler has condemned trustees for not speaking out against media criticism about chief executive pay, calling their behaviour “appalling”.
Lord Hodgson has said this week that “the correlation between trustees who have served between 10 and 20 years and under-performing charities is very great indeed” and that trustee boards’ structures often lock out young people.