Beyond Blame: Accountability Now?

Throughout my career issues of accountability have been central to my work; whether in local government, the NHS, voluntary sector and indeed political activism. I was therefore drawn to a conference with the provocative title “Beyond Blame: Accountability Now? MODEM is the hub for ecumenical discussions about ministry, organisation and leadership and held its annualContinue reading “Beyond Blame: Accountability Now?”

“Will you redistribute power and resources in a meaningful way” – How should charities plan for a Post-Pandemic World?

Introduction “Will you redistribute power and resources in a meaningful way” was a question I asked at the end of a short talk I recorded for a podcast for In Touch Networks on 22 May 2020. With events surrounding the impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities and Black Lives Matter it seems prescient. I wasContinue reading ““Will you redistribute power and resources in a meaningful way” – How should charities plan for a Post-Pandemic World?”

Boards and Risk in the Covid-19 Crisis

I am going to offer some reflections on the implications of the Covid-19 crisis for boards and risk management, especially for new or aspiring Non-Executive Directors. (NEDs). I start with some basic principles to set the framework, then consider the current situation, and address the longer term. I will end with some guidance for aspiringContinue reading “Boards and Risk in the Covid-19 Crisis”