• In November 2020 we were delighted to partner with leading accountancy firm Kreston Reeves for this free webinar for charity trustees.

    Our expert speakers covered the key issues facing trustees, including:

    • Practical guidance on the legal duties for charity trustees
    • Employment-related issues relating to the good governance framework, including trustee recruitment
    • How to identify gaps in knowledge in trust boards
    • Guidance on trustee duties and responsibilities
    • Managing budgeting and cash flow
    • Insight from West Kent Mind about how the charity adapted during lockdown, following the suspension of their face-to-face services

    Webinar slides and recording

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    Presentation notes, Susan Robinson – Kreston Reeves

    Audience

    Charity trustees and those in management positions in the charity and not for profit sector.

    Webinar speakers

    Christopher Eriksson-Lee, Partner, Brachers LLP
    Christopher is a Partner and head of the firm’s Private Client team. He advises a diverse range of clients including business owners and those with landed estates on succession planning, the preparation of wills, estate and tax planning, trust creation, powers of attorney and the administration of trusts and estates. Christopher is a trustee of West Kent Mind and is also a director of Brachers Trust Corporation Ltd, which provides the firm’s professional executor/trustee/attorney and deputy service.

    Antonio Fletcher, Partner, Brachers LLP 
    Antonio is part of the charity sector team at Brachers and acts for a number of charities. He has significant experience in advising on all aspects of employment law including on employee transfers, restructures and redundancy exercises. In recent months much of his time has been spent advising clients on all aspects of furlough leave. Antonio is also a trustee of ACE Learning.

    Susan Robinson BA FCA MCMI FCIE DChA, Accounts and Audit Partner, and Head of Charities and Not for Profit, Kreston Reeves
    Susan is an expert on charities and their finances and regularly presents seminars to local charity managers and trustees on many different aspects of charities and their management. She is a registered individual for audit purposes, Chair and Fellow of the Association of Independent Charity Examiners (ACIE), a past Chairman of the Kent Executive Club and a member of the Chartered Management Institute. Susan is a current trustee of Age UK Medway and was actively involved in the merger of two charities which has enabled the new charity to develop its positioning and increase its offerings in the local sector. She is very passionate about the work the sector does in increasingly challenging circumstances.

    Guest speaker

    Stevie Rice, CEO, West Kent Mind
    Stevie has 20 years’ experience working at senior management, director and board level with charities. She is currently the CEO of West Kent Mind, having joined in March 2019. She is a member of Mind’s Network Engagement Group and is proud to be a member of the national Network Committee for Mind. Previously she worked at Kent Wildlife Trust as the Director of Engagement and for nine years she led a disability arts charity as the CEO from inception which grew fast to impact positively on the national disability and deaf arts scene. She has sat on numerous boards, including the National Gallery Education Organisation, Engage, Disability Arts Online and as trustee of Freewheelers Theatre Company.

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