Charity Governance Code refresh: findings from the consultation and next steps



The Charity Governance Code (the Code) was created ‘by the sector, for the sector’ to highlight good practice and lead on governance thinking. To ensure it remains relevant, a limited consultation exercise was run by the Code’s Steering Group from November 2019 to February 2020.

This webinar will highlight the findings of the consultation, including how best to incorporate developments in governance regarding the principles of integrity and diversity, and outline the longer-term evolution for the Code.

By attending, participants will:

  • Acquire an awareness of the current satisfaction levels with the Code and how it is used;
  • Gain an insight into how the integrity principle will be amended to reflect recent governance trends and development highlighted by consultation respondents;
  • Understand the ongoing work and development relating to the diversity principle;
  • Have an opportunity to ask questions about future plans and developments for the Code; and
  • Receive a copy of the consultation report


Your speakers for this webinar include Rosie Chapman, Chair, Charity Governance Code Steering Group, Dan Francis, Lead Consultant, NCVO and Mair Rigby, Governance and Safeguarding Manager, WCVA.

Rosie Chapman, Chair, Charity Governance Code Steering Group

Rosie is the independent chair of the Charity Governance Code steering group, overseeing the code of governance standards for charities.

Since 2018 she has acted as ‘Protector’ of the Big Local Trust, administered by Local Trust, having been appointed by the National Lottery Community Fund. Rosie was formerly Policy Director at the Charity Commission and acted as a specialist adviser to the 2017 House of Lords Select Committee on Charities.

Rosie is a Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute.

She is currently a trustee of Amnesty International Charity Limited; an independent member of the Consumers’ Association (Which) Member Governance Committee, Wikimedia UK‘s Governance Committee and Charity Finance Group‘s Nominations Committee (having been a CFG trustee between 2011 and 2017). Rosie also sits on BITC’s ‘CommunityMark’ Independent Approvals Panel. She is a member of the Charity Law Association and sits on NCVO’s Advisory Council.

Dan Francis, Lead Governance Consultant, NCVO

Dan leads the National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ governance work, managing a team of consultants to deliver practical support to charity boards. His consulting focuses on governance reviews, board performance and trustee training, and works with a range of small community organisations to household names and international organisations. Dan has been a member of the Charity Governance Code steering group since 2016, and has worked with colleagues across the sector to shape the latest edition of the code.

Prior to his current role, Dan worked for the UK National Union of Students’ where, as a Consultant, he supported students’ unions as charities. He is a trustee of Hackney Community Voluntary Scheme, and a Governance Committee member for the Start Network.

Mair Rigby, Governance and Safeguarding Manager, WCVA

Mair has 13 years of working in the sector, and this has given her a passion for supporting the people who run voluntary organisations to achieve their aims and deliver their amazing work. In her role at Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), she helps organisations build firm foundations in key areas such as governance, safeguarding and measuring impact. Prior to this, she worked for the Women’s Equality Network (WEN) in Wales, Race Equality First, as well as in community development and communications roles for the Terrence Higgins Trust Cymru and Stonewall Cymru.


We’ll be hosting this webinar via Zoom

Price: Free

Date: 12 August 2020

Timing: 15:00 - 15:45pm BST

CPD: 1 hour

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