Alternative charity governance model proposed

At the NCVO/Bates Wells Trustee Conference, Philip Kirkpatrick, head of charities and social enterprise at Bates Wells, suggested the creation of an ‘assured unitary governance model’ for charities.

The model is the result of acknowledging the increasingly complex environment in which charities operate, and its intention is to recognise that the people with 'the general control and management of the administration of the charity’ are not always the trustees (as defined by the Charities Act 2011) but those actually running it: senior staff, such as directors and managers. The model is intended to be one among many as it may not work for all charities.

Read Philip’s article in full on the Bates Wells website.