Trustees – Understand and Improve your Governance



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Sheffield Law Society, 8 Campo Lane

To help charity trustees understand their responsibilities and the demarcation of roles between them and the Chief Executive.


The training will cover:


  • Setting the scene with recent charity stories in the news, the Charity Commission’s current regulatory approach and the new Charity Governance Code, we will explore the need for trustees to take responsibility for their organisation;
  • The legal duties and responsibilities of charity trustees, looking at Board effectiveness and its role, how this role relates to the work of the Chief Executive, conflicts of interest, how decisions should be taken and delegation to Chief Executives and committees.


The aim is to give practical tips to help improve your governance.


Ian Hempseed is the head of charities and social enterprise at Hempsons and is recognised as a charity law specialist in legal  directories.  Ian regularly advises charities on governance and


Charity law compliance issues, from small or local organisations to large national charities.  Ian is a trustee of Power to Change, a charity set-up with a £150m endowment from the Big Lottery Fund

Trustees – Understand and Improve your Governance

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