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Commission seeks trustees at charity after decision to appoint interim manager quashed 

25 Sep 2020 News

The Charity Commission is seeking to appoint new trustees to a charity under investigation, after the Charity Tribunal overturned its decision to appoint an interim manager.

The Sikh Channel Community Broadcasting Company Limited successfully appealed a decision by the Commission to appoint Philip Watts and Sarah Tomlinson of Anthony Collins Solicitors as interim managers of the charity.

The charity was established to advance the religious and charitable work of the Sikh religion and community. This work includes broadcasting via the Sikh Channel. The charity is subject to an ongoing statutory inquiry.

The tribunal judgment said it was “regrettable” that the Commission did not choose to appoint skilled trustees from a Sikh background, instead of appointing an interim manager. 

The Commission opened the statutory inquiry on 13 November 2019. It is particularly inviting applications from those with experience in broadcasting, finance, or charity fundraising and governance.

As the charity is based in Birmingham and exists to advance the Sikh faith, the Commission is also interested to hear from those in or close to Birmingham and familiar with the Sikh faith.

Applicants should submit a covering letter and CV to [email protected] by 16 October 2020.

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