Who is the Board accountable to – and how does it make that accountability meaningful? Of course we owe obligations to beneficiaries but what about other stakeholders- staff, volunteers, suppliers, neighbours, partners, wider society? And how do we deal with inequalities of voice and power?
We are delighted to have as our guest speaker Karen Brown, whose term of office as Chair at Oxfam GB and trustee at Oxfam International is just coming to an end. Karen will be sharing her insights from her varied experience as a Chair, with a particular focus on accountability. International charities have often led the way in discussion and practice. Oxfam International for example is a founding organisation of the INGO Accountability Charter.
Karen’s wider chairing and governance experience includes having been Chair of Action Aid UK and Vice Chair at ActionAid International. She also chairs Booktrust, a national charity fostering a love of reading amongst young children and is a governor of Ravensbourne College, which has a focus on creativity, media and design in higher education. She has also served on the boards of public bodies and companies. Karen has had a distinguished career in television, first as a programme maker at Granada Television, and later as deputy director of programmes for Channel 4 where she helped launch the investigative series, Dispatches and Managing Director of 4 Learning.
She has advised on delivery, new media and learning in Whitehall and for several publicly funded bodies including Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She was also responsible for award winning programmes such as Time Team, Cricket on 4 and Derek Jarman’s Wittgenstein, as well as socially focused campaigns. The threads that run through her career are innovation and creating opportunities for everyone to develop their full potential.
Join us for dinner to hear Karen and discuss the issues with your peers. There are a limited number of places and this event is for AoC members and invited guests only, you will need to be logged in to access the booking form. We aim to ensure a mix of members have the opportunity to attend these small events, for this reason we do not operate a first come first served approach to our dinners. Your place is confirmed only if you receive a second email confirming your place.
We are very grateful to CCLA one of the UK’s leading investment managers for charities, religious organisations and the public sector for generously hosting this dinner.
Senator House, 85 Queen Victoria St
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - (Drinks from 6.30pm to be seated at 6.55pm for dinner)