Implementing the Charity Governance Code

Confirmed speakers:

  • Louise Thomson, Head of Policy, ICSA: The Governance Institute
  • Elizabeth Chamberlain, Head of Policy and Public Services, NCVO
  • Rosamund McCarthy, Charity Partner , Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP 
  • Lizzie Adams, Services & Programmes Manager, Small Charities Coalition
  • Ian Joseph, CEO, Trustees Unlimited & Practice Head, Charities and Not For Profit, Russam GMS
  • Cameron Fitzwilliam-Grey, Chair, Greater London Volunteering (event chair)


In July 2017, the new Charity Governance Code was published, setting out guidance on a wide range of issues including organisational purpose, leadership, risk management, transparency and accountability.

The new guidance was put together by a cross-sector steering group and has been endorsed by the Charity Commission, which withdrew its own 'Hallmarks of an Effective Charity' document and has encouraged charities to use the new Code.

Join Westminster Briefing on Thursday 23rd November for an up to date brief on how to follow the new Charity Governance Code and to learn about good practice in charity governance.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Meeting the new Charity Governance Code
  • The role of governance in determining your charity’s organisational purpose
  • Reviewing how effectively your charity is meeting its goals
  • The role of the chair, vice-chair and wider board in providing strategic leadership within a charity
  • Recommended practice in risk management
  • Oversight of subsidiary companies and third party organisations
  • Good governance practice
  • Recruiting and retaining effective trustees
  • Best practice in increasing board diversity
  • Establishing effective links between trustees and management
  • Improving transparency and accountability procedures

The Event:

The morning will focus on the implementation of the new Charity Governance Code.

The afternoon session will look at good practice in charity governance, giving delegates an opportunity to learn from different approaches.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from across the voluntary and community sector, including: charity managers and senior officers; trustees; solicitors; volunteer centres; local volunteering networks; and social enterprises.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Thursday 23rd November 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Charities/Not-for-Profit | 1 Place: £195 | 2+ Places: £145 each
Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

Background Quote

“The Charity Governance Code represents a standard of good governance practice to which all charities should aspire. We encourage all charities to use it, following and applying its principles proportionately to their circumstances.”

- Sarah Atkinson, Director of Policy and Communications, Charity commission, July 2017

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