A forum to support charities in the implementation of the Charity Governance Code

In partnership with MHA MacIntyre Hudson & CAF Bank

Kent Good Governance Charity Forum

The Kent Good Governance Charity Forum has been set up by Brachers, CAF Bank and MHA MacIntyre Hudson to support charities in understanding and implementing the Charity Governance Code.

The Charity Governance Code is a practical aid to assist charities in ensuring their operational practice and governance is fit for purpose in today’s challenging environment.

As legal, financial, regulatory and accounting partners, we provide support for issues all charities face. This is not about gold plating the rules, but about using innovation to make things work for you.

Upcoming seminar and networking event – now open for registration

Date: Wednesday 6 November 2019

Time: Registration and breakfast – 8:00am

Seminar – 8.30am-10:00am

Venue: Bridgewood Manor Hotel, Walderdslade, near Chatham ME5 9AX

Cost: FREE

Register to attend: Secure your place today

Planned to coincide with Trustees' Week 2019, this morning seminar will provide the latest updates for charity trustees, expert insight and valuable networking opportunities with other trustees. 

Who should attend?

This event is designed for existing trustees of charities of all sizes. We also encourage guests to invite colleagues who are interested in becoming a trustee themselves.

Please note, places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Speakers and themes

Chair: Alyson Howard, Not-for-profit Partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson

This session will focus on conflicts of interest within a charity and provide the tools to manage these situations appropriately. Conflicts arise all the time, and do not necessarily mean something is wrong, but it is key to identify any possible conflict and the ensure that trustees always make decisions in the best interest of the charity, rather than for personal financial advantage or obligation to another organisation.

Speakers: Christopher Eriksson-Lee Partner and Head of Private Client, Brachers and Antonio Fletcher, Partner, Brachers

Christopher and Antonio will explore key considerations for trustees of charities, including: the recruitment and retention of trustees; diversity in leadership and board positions; and who can act as a charity trustee – disqualification and renumeration.

Speaker: Neil Poynton, Head of Charities, CAF Bank

Whether financially qualified or not, every trustee has an important role to play in a charity’s financial governance. Neil will highlight some banking operational risks which boards should monitor and manage, and recommend measures for charities to stay secure, prevent fraud and build resilience.

Register to attend today

Please register your attendance at this free event online.