Sam Younger

Sam Younger

Sam Younger joined the Charity Commission as chief executive in September 2010. He has extensive experience of leadership in regulation, in public policy and in charity. His previous roles include founding chair of the Electoral Commission, director general of the British Red Cross, and managing director of the BBC World Service.

After leaving the Electoral Commission he was interim chief executive of the housing charity, Shelter, and also held interim roles with the educational charity Bell Educational Trust and with the Electoral Reform Society.

Younger is an independent member of the Greater London Authority Standards Committee and a director of Electoral Reform International Services. His previous non-executive roles include chair of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education and chair of Council at the University of Sussex.

The son of former Labour minister Kenneth Younger, Sam was appointed Commander of the British Empire in 2009. He is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and holds a number of honorary and advisory roles in academia.


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Charity Investment Conference 2012

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Charity VAT & Tax Conference 2012

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The CSV 'homepage' on the Commission's online register

The Charity Commission takes too long to make charities’ accounts public on its website, says Tania Mason. Maybe it should take a leaf out of Companies House’s book and charge a fee to see them.

Whilst one can have every sympathy for the difficult job facing the Commission CEO, the Committee request for a figure required by the Commission to regulate effectively is surely a fair one, when the Commission claims it needs more money to regulate effectively.

» Charity Commission doesn't know how much money it needs

Sam Younger, CEO of the Charity Commission, at yesterday's meeting

The Charity Commission has continued to increase its spending on its website to improve usability, even while making cuts in other areas of the organisation, its chief executive said yesterday.

A scene from All the President's Men, the film about the Watergate scandal

The Charity Commission will organise a seminar to consider the issues around investigative journalism as a potential charitable activity, its chief executive promised yesterday.

Saxton to publish strategy for raising public trust and confidence

Joe Saxton plans to use this afternoon’s public meeting of the Charity Commission to unveil a new strategy for boosting public trust and confidence in charities, as he says the Charity Commission itself does not appear to have one.

Sam Younger, chief executive, Charity Commission

Sam Younger will reveal a new harder line in tackling the "habitual problem" of late filing at the Charity Commission's annual public meeting in London today.

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