The Association board has made a submission to the new ad hoc House of Lords select committee on charities, chaired by Baroness Jill Pitkeathley. The committee was formed to examine “issues related to sustaining the charity sector and the challenges of charity governance”.
It is due to report in the spring of next year. We took the opportunity to share the findings of our Chairs’ survey and emphasise the key role of Chairs and trustees whose voice is not always clearly heard in such reviews. We particularly addressed the committee’s question around leadership skills, training and support and possible changes to strengthen governance and leadership.
In mid-October the Committee published all the written evidence on its website, and you can read our submission here.