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What are the challenges of charity governance?

1 November 2016

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On Tuesday 1 November, the Select Committee on Charities holds two evidence sessions on governance. In the first session, the Committee hears from Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts CBE and Professor John Mohan, Director of the Third Sector Research Centre. The second session puts questions to representatives of Clore Social Leadership, Y Bont and Brooks.

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  • Witnesses

    Tuesday 1 November in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

    At 4.00pm

    • Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts CBE
    • Professor John Mohan, Director, Third Sector Research Centre

    At 4.50pm

    • Shaks Ghosh, Chief Executive, Clore Social Leadership
    • Marged Griffiths, Chief Executive, Y Bont
    • Eve Martin, Chair of Trustees, Brook

    Possible discussion

    Likely questions to be covered in the first session include:

    • What are the main challenges facing the charity sector and how can charity leaders and governing bodies best respond to these challenges?
    • How can charities and other organisations encourage more participation in charitable activity?
    • What should a successful relationship between trustees and staff look like?

    Likely questions to be covered in the second session include:

    • What is the role of a governing body in a charity?
    • How can effective governance help charities seize opportunities?
    • What are the key characteristics of good charity governance and effective charity leadership?
    • How do charities seek to recruit trustees?
    • What does a successful relationship between trustees and staff look like?

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