Frequent question: Who is head of the Charity Commission?

Baroness Tina Stowell appointed as new Chair of Charity Commission from 26 February 2018.

Who runs the Charity Commission?

The current chair is Tina Stowell, Baroness Stowell of Beeston, who succeeded William Shawcross in 2018. The commission has four sites in London, Taunton, Liverpool and Newport. Its website lists the latest accounts submitted by charities in England and Wales.

Who is the head of a charity?

The chair is a trustee with a specific role on the board. The chair is elected or appointed to this role as set out in the charity’s governing document. The role of the chair is to chair meetings of the trustee board. Some chairs take on a number of additional roles.

Who are the members of the Charity Commission?

Members

  • Ian Karet (Interim Chair)
  • Helen Stephenson CBE (Chief Executive)
  • Tony Cohen.
  • Kenneth Dibble.
  • Nina Hingorani-Crain.
  • Paul Martin CBE.
  • Joanne Prowse.
  • Imran Gulamhuseinwala.

How do I contact the charities Commission?

Help we provide

  1. call us: 0300 066 9197 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
  2. use our enquiry form.

Do charities have non executive directors?

Normally with charities, all of the members of the board of charity trustees (including where they are also company directors of a charitable company) will be volunteers and, therefore, the label ‘non-executive‘ could be applied to them.

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Who are the trustees of the Charity Commission?

Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else.

Can a CEO of a charity be paid?

Charity trustees ultimately decide pay – not the CEO or other senior staff. Trustees are nearly always unpaid volunteers and the buck stops with them. Staff serve at the discretion of trustees. Pay is related to what the charity can afford and the size of the job.

Can charities pay their directors?

A charity can, however, pay its directors/trustees if payment to the directors/trustees is permitted by the charity’s constitution, subject to the overriding requirement that the payment is considered by the directors/trustees of the charity to be in the best interests of the charity.

Who Cannot be a charity trustee?

Individuals are already automatically disqualified as charity trustees if they have unspent convictions for offences of dishonesty or deception (the same goes for attempting, aiding or abetting these offences). A spent conviction doesn’t disqualify anyone – the disqualification only applies to unspent convictions.

What is the richest charity in UK?

The British council had an income of approximately 1.28 billion British pounds as of March 2021, the highest income of any charity based in England and Wales. Nuffield Health had the second highest annual income as of this date at over 993 million pounds.

Do charities have to submit accounts?

By law, every charity must prepare a set of accounts and a trustees’ annual report. The aim of accounts and reports is to provide a clear picture of your charity’s activities and financial position. The trustees’ annual report is also an opportunity to describe your work to the public and to funding bodies.

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Do I need to register with the Charity Commission?

All Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) must register with the Charity Commission, regardless of their annual income. CIOs do not formally exist as charities until they are registered.

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