Charity consultant from June 2011
Rosie Chapman is a charity consultant and was director of policy and effectiveness at the Charity Commission for ten years until June 2011.
A co-founder of Belinda Pratten and Rosie Chapman Associates, she specialises in board strategic planning; regulatory and governance advice; policy and public affairs; research and evaluation.
Prior to joining the Commission, Rosie spent six years at the Housing Corporation in a variety of roles culminating as assistant director (regulation policy). In the past she has worked for a housing association, acted as company secretary for a number of charitable organisations, and within local government.
Rosie is currently Secretary to NCVO's Executive Pay Inquiry and she sits on BITC's 'CommunityMark' Independent Approvals Panel.
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators; a member of NCVO’s Advisory Council; and was a member of its Charity Law Review Advisory Group.
Rosie has held a number of trustee and board positions. She is currently a trustee of Charity Finance Group and of Catalyst Gateway, a community development charity.
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Few of a trustee’s responsibilities are more controversial and challenging than setting pay. Rosie Chapman and Anne Cummins give their views on the duties of the remunerations committee.
While the UK’s charities are by and large being more transparent about pay, the article in today’s Sun proves that the issue isn’t going to just go away, says Rosie Chapman.
The sector’s code of good governance is no longer fit for purpose for large and complex charities and ought to be updated by its authors, according to CFG trustee and former Charity Commission policy chief Rosie Chapman.
Rosie Chapman compares the recommendations of NCVO’s senior executive pay inquiry with practice in other sectors.
Charities with an income of above £500,000 should consider publicising remuneration ratios between their highest and median salaries to give an indication of pay throughout their organisation, an NCVO inquiry into executive pay has recommended.
Charities should do more to embrace and showcase their broader social responsibilities, says Rosie Chapman.
Rosie Chapman ponders how the charity brand can protect itself in the melee of competition for service delivery contracts.