The Ukraine – Appeal to the Russian Orthodox Church

On Sixth of March Sunday a small group representing different faiths were received by Bishop Irenei in Chiswick to deliver an Appeal to the Russian Orthodox Church (letter below). His Grace invited them to partake in the service of Forgiveness, as the period of lent begins. It was a beautiful service and they were welcomedContinue reading “The Ukraine – Appeal to the Russian Orthodox Church”

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”