The role of charity trustees in an ever changing landscape

Participants will examine in depth the role and responsibilities of a charity trustee in an ever changing environment. The new Charity Governance Code expects charities to apply or explain. What does this mean in practice?

Dates & Times

November 28, 2017 @ 12:00 am

The session will clarify what is required of boards and trustees, outline the legal obligations, examine the roles within a board and impart the principles behind good governance. Participants will focus on the impact of values, behaviours, attitudes and communication using social media.

This course will cover

  • The changing charity environment
  • Regulation of charities
  • The Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 – new powers of the Charity Commission, new duties of trustees relating to fundraising and powers of social investment
  • Legal responsibilities – the Essential Trustee
  • The New Charity Governance Code
  • The role of trustees in practice – the problems and the experiences
  • Trustees and social media
  • Governing boards and achieving impact
  • Diversity
  • Board dynamics and working as a high performing team


Lindsay Driscoll, a former Legal Commissioner of the Charity Commission and former chair of the Code of Good Governance with over 30 years’ experience in charity law and governance.

Tesse Akpeki, Lead Governance Consultant Onboard and author of Bates Wells Braithwaite publication, Governing with intent.


4.30: Registration
5.00: Seminar
6.30: Break
6.45: Seminar
7.30: Networking and drinks.


£ 50.00 (exclusive VAT)