A recent joint event, as part of Trustees Week, bringing together members of the Association of Chairs and Honorary Treasurers Forum provided lively debate as to how the relationship between charity Chairs and Treasurers might be enriched.

A summary of the event provided many tips on how to build a strong working relationship between the two named officers of charities.  It also identified the risks in relying too heavily on the financial skills of the Treasurer and allowing other trustees to abdicate from fiduciary responsibility.