Ambition vs caution- a Chair’s journey. Members’ dinner with Carole Easton

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Thursday 8 November 2018. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm London

Carole Easton recently completed her terms of office as Chair of Young Minds. Over dinner she will share her journey- the ups and downs and what she has learnt. She will offer her insights into a range of challenges which many of us face. Carole has led the board through times of anxiety, a weak financial position, restructuring of staff and governance, changing funding models as well as the highs of coming out the other side, achieving more stable income and healthy reserves.

Risk has been a constant theme – when to take risk and when to manage it.   Risks taken include changing how income is generated; accepting big contracts, investing in the senior team and consultancy; letting go of history while still valuing it. Managing risk has included changing board composition bringing on new trustees and losing others; judging when to bring in consultants to get to grips with issues that seem just to go round and round; making safeguarding a Board issue, not just an operational one; a staff restructure; building reserves.

In addition to being a Chair, Carole is also a highly experienced Chief Executive, so brings a range of perspectives to the role. She is currently CEO at Young Women’s Trust, and previously was CEO at CLIC Sargent, ChildLine and Cruse Bereavement Care.

Join us for dinner to hear Carole 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.

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Thursday 8 November 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm London
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