Roma Hooper OBE has been involved in the criminal justice sector for well over twenty years, as a front line volunteer, senior manager, trustee and Chair. She is currently Chair of Clinks, Spark Inside and The Prison Radio Association.
In 2017, as Chair of Women’s Breakout, (a specialised resource for women’s centres working in the criminal justice system) she led the merger process that resulted in its becoming part of Clinks.
The criminal justice sector has some particular challenges. It has suffered serious financial cuts, the cause is unpopular but is a highly sensitive political one, often vilified in media coverage. Roma will share what she has learnt and draw out wider lessons for us all.
With this as a backdrop, it is essential that Chairs recruit and shape boards that are robust and up for the challenge. Roma will reflect on what she has learned about governance leadership, the primacy of ensuring that the charity’s values are manifested in trustee attitudes and language and how these impact on her approach to the recruitment (and rejection) of trustees.
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.
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm