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Just 3 per cent of charity chief executives are from a BAME background

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cent are from a BAME background.  Meanwhile, women outnumber men for the first time since Acevo began the survey. They now hold 58 per cent of chief executive posts.  Asheem Singh, interim chief executive of Acevo, said: “I am pleased that the sector’s work on gender equality is beginning to pay off. Acevo’s women leaders’ special interest group has


Average chief executive salary ‘fell by more than £5k last year’

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survey.  Monday’s headlines  In comparison, the 2011 census found that people from BME backgrounds accounted for 14 per cent of the population of England and Wales.  Asheem Singh, interim chief executive of Acevo, called for the introduction of a charity sector version of the “Rooney Rule”, which is used in the National Football League in the


Pay and equality study reveals mixed news on diversity, CEO salaries fall

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compares to 7 per cent in the previous year, which represented an increase on the figure of around 3 per cent in the previous two years. Acevo’s interim chief executive Asheem Singh said the issue of race has been under-discussed for too long and the sector can no longer afford to hope that it resolves itself. “Consideration should be given


Is there a science of charity and would we want one?

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Is there a science of charity and would we want one? : Sir Stephen Bubb and Jonathan Lindsell ponder the differences between the scientific and charity worlds   A few months ago Joe Saxton, founder of and driver of ideas at


Theresa May’s shared society is not doomed ? yet

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time when it feels it has few friends among the political classes. And so her post-Cameron, post big-society vision is not doomed; not by a long shot. Not yet, anyway.Asheem Singh is the outgoing chief executive of charity leaders network Acevo. He tweets @robinasheem. Talk to us on Twitter via @Gdnvoluntary and join our community for your free Guardian


UK charities push for major convoy to Syria

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part of a humanitarian convoy.”  That same year, the commission also began a series of investigations into charities that delivered aid to Syria and Muslim charities in general, prompting Sir Stephen Bubb, then head of the charity leaders groups AVECO to accuse the charity commission of “targetting Muslim charities in a disproportionate way.”  Jilu Miah, Managing Director of


Charity Commission advertises for Paula Sussex’s replacement

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to her successor, the spokeswoman said.  The commission has been criticised repeatedly by the charity sector during Sussex’s time at the regulator.  In 2015, the charity leaders group Acevo accused the commission of having a “disproportionate focus” on Muslim charities after it opened a number of enquiries into Muslim charities over alleged links to extremist groups.  The

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