The chief executives of ACEVO, Bond, CFG, DSC and NAVCA have jointly written to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee to raise concerns about the process for selecting the preferred candidate for chair of the Charity Commission. The letter asks committee members what steps they will take to ensure that the process is in line with the governance code on public appointments.
Vicky Browning, chief executive of ACEVO, said “We would like to emphasise that our concerns about this appointment are not personal and we will work constructively with whichever candidate holds the post of chair of the Charity Commission.
However, an effective Charity Commission is essential to the ability of charities to deliver their work for the benefit of the public. To be effective, it must equally have the trust and confidence of the public, the state and the sector it regulates. It is therefore only right that we seek further information and assurance about our concerns.”