We are pleased to announce that we will again be running a series of regular seminars aimed at our members (consultants), potential members and individuals in the sector who want to know more about what makes the charity sector tick and how they can best use their skills and expertise within it. It is also a chance to network and in this regard, we are changing the times of our seminars to 5pm so that you can enjoy the company of others over a glass of wine, if that takes your liking.

We have two seminars planned for July.

“The challenges of governance in the not-for-profit sector in 2016”, on Tuesday 5th July

The Kids Company saga highlighted what can go wrong if governance falls short of what is necessary. Whilst Kids Company was in many ways unique, the challenge of how to be an effective trustee is such a common issue that we have asked three of our more experienced governance members to share their views on what makes for a good trustee.

Bryan Portman has been the Chair of the charity Family Action, annual income £22m, since 2012, having previously been appointed the Treasurer of the charity in 2009. Bryan’s career has been in the food, specialist retail and financial services sectors including with  Argyll Group ( Safeway), Lloyds TSB Group and latterly the Cooperative Group from 2004 to 2007. He is also a NED of Moss Bros Group plc.

Paul Baldwin is currently the Chair at World Animal Protection and is a trustee of the Shaw Trust, First Rung, a youth education and training charity, and the Gorilla Organisation. He was on the Board of the Disabled Living Foundation, which as its Chair he successfully merged into the Shaw Trust. He has also been involved as a volunteer with disabled skiing for many years. Paul’s career has been in financial services with HSBC and Goldman Sachs, amongst others.

Stephen Hickey is Chair of the Community Transport Association and the St George’s Hospital Charity and a Lay Member of the Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group, Vice Chair of the Wandsworth Health and Wellbeing Board and a member of the Independent Transport Commission. Previously he has also been a trustee of the Disabled Living Foundation and an independent member of the Citizen’s Advice Membership and Standards Committee. Stephen’s career was as a senior civil servant where, amongst other roles, he was Director General at the Department for Transport and Chief Executive of the Civil Service College.

The event starts at 5pm in the downstairs conference rooms at CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London, N1 6AH.

“Catch22 – from traditional charity to social business”, on Tuesday 19th July

Formed out of the merger in 2008 of the Rainer Foundation, a charity with roots in the probation service and as a youth charity, and Crime Concern, a charity focused on preventing reoffending, Catch22 has a strong history of innovation. Always focused on the way in which society is changing, the organisation describes itself as a social business. What does that mean? Is it reflective of the way in which large charities are run today or is more a statement about the culture of the organisation?

Tom Lewis-Reynier is the Communications Director for Catch22, a charity with an annual income of £55m, and was once a Member of Eastside Primetimers. His career has taken in both start-up businesses and community and national charities such as the Bromley By Bow Centre, Save the Children and the RNIB. Tom will be sharing his perspective on these issues and much more as we explore the distinctive features of large not-for-profit organisations in 2016

The event starts at 5pm in the downstairs conference rooms at CAN Mezzanine, 49-51 East Road, London, N1 6AH.

To help us with catering please could you let Elliot Bidgood know if you are attending or not by emailing him at elliot@ep-uk.org

We look forward to seeing you again.

Eastside Primetimers

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