The FT Non-Executive Director Programme and Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness have partnered to deliver this one day workshop for experienced executives who have recently taken on a trustee role or are aspiring to become charity trustees.
Being a charity trustee can be tremendously rewarding but the role comes with serious responsibilities. And those responsibilities are increasingly in the spotlight.
Hot topics include:
- Mergers and collaborations
- Charitable impact: the board’s role in understanding, scrutinising and reinforcing a focus on impact
- Charity governance, the Code, legislation and accounting
- Fundraising standards
- Data protection, cyber security and fraud
- Strategy and uncertainty; risk and opportunity - how can a charity deliver business as usual whilst also innovating for the future?
- Sustainable business models – meeting the needs of today’s beneficiaries and those in the future
- Digital, data and change strategy
Director of Consulting & Professional DevelopmentSee bio
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Director of Consulting & Professional Development
Cass Business School CCE
Alex believes passionately in the power of cross sector working. Alex has combined the first class skills and expertise gained from her earlier career with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deutsche Bank with a period of post graduate academic study and now consults and lectures focusing specifically on the nonprofit sector. Alex has a particular interest in charity collaborations and mergers and in 2013 chaired the merger of ten charities across Suffolk, going on to chair the integration of the newly formed organisation. She currently serves on the finance and audit committees of Community Action Suffolk and The Seckford Foundation. Alex is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the RSA and the Royal Geographical Society. She holds the ICAEW post graduate diploma in charity accounting and has an MSc with distinction from Cass Business School in Voluntary Sector Management. She has a BA from University College, London.
Visiting ProfessorSee bio
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Cass Business School
Lynne Berry is Chair of the Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing; Deputy-Chair of the Canal and River Trust; and Chair of the Trust in Wales, GlandŵrCymru. She is also a Non-Executive Director at Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust; a Professor at Cass Business School, City University; and a Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. She has had several Chief Executive posts including at WRVS, the General Social Care Council, the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Family Welfare Association and the Charity Commission.
Professor and Associate DeanSee bio
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Professor and Associate Dean
Cass Business School CCE
Paul has extensive knowledge of charity financial, management and Governance issues. He was a member of the Charity Commission SORP committee from 2000-2005. In addition, he acts as an independent consultant on Charities to UBS Wealth Management, and an independent expert on charity dispute issues for courts and arbitration. Paul currently serves on the ethics panel of the Securities Investment Institute and the Corporate Responsibility Advisory Group of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Patrick Dunne has extensive experience of working with boards in Europe, Asia and North America. He is currently Chairman of board consultancy Boardelta, the charities the EY Foundation and ESSA- Education Sub Saharan Africa and also of the Chartered Management Institute’s Board of Companions. Patrick is also member of the advisory boards of Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund and the FT NED club and a former chairman of smart materials business D3O. His executive experience includes 26 years in a variety of investment and management roles with 3i Group plc where, until 2012, he was Communications Director, a member of its Operating committee and Chairman of its Operational Risk forum. From 1990 to 1997 he built a resource of over 600 experienced directors who were appointed to over 2,000 boards for 3i in 14 countries across Europe, Asia and North America. The programme he established became widely recognised as a model of adding value and a leader in best practice. As a member of the Higgs review in 2003 Patrick has also played a role in shaping governance policy for UK listed companies.The author of three successful books on the subject, Patrick has helped to establish many successful courses on board skills over the last twenty years including for the BVCA, EVCA, FT and ICAEW and helped Chairman across a wide range of sectors to transform the effectiveness of their boards. These have included start-ups; buy out businesses, long established family companies as well as major public organisations. Today he provides this service through Boardelta. Patrick has a passion for education and was a member of the General Council of the University of Warwick from 2006 to 2015. He is a Visiting Professor at Cranfield School of Management, an Associate Fellow at Warwick Business School and former member of Business in the Community’s education leadership group. He also has extensive experience of developing social enterprises using venture philanthropy techniques, most notably with Leap where he was Chairman, from 2006 to 2015, and with Warwick in Africa which he founded in 2006. Warwick in Africa has now benefited over 280,000 young Africans with transformed Maths and English teaching.
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FT Non-Executive Directors' Club
Lesley Stephenson is the Publisher of the Financial Times Non-Executive Directors' Club and also of the Financial Times Non-Executive Director Diploma.
She has specialised in corporate governance since publishing the Cadbury Report on behalf of the London Stock Exchange in 1992. Lesley has written for the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), the European Corporate Governance Institute and the ICAEW NED Special Interest Group.
She has been the Publisher of the Club since 2003, she was the driving force behind the development of the FT NED Diploma and continues to oversee it.
She also publishes the leading monthly newsletter on corporate governance, Governance, which has been around for over 20 years covering governance developments and best practice world-wide.
Global DirectorSee bio
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FT Career Management
Steve has 24 years experience in the commercial departments of global news content providers, firstly with The Telegraph Media Group where he ran various vertical sector print and digital publications and latterly with The Financial Times, where he is currently the Global Director of Financial Times Career Management (FTCM). His remit includes the running of exec-appointments.com, the FT Non-Executive Directors' Club and the FT Non-Executive Director Diploma and the Business Education franchise. He has been involved with the FT NED Diploma from conception through to it's current state of being the most recognised, robust and credible formal qualification for independent directors in the world.
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