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Trustee Forum - Trustee Forum
Last updated November 2020

ACO Trustee Forum: Effective Governance During a Crisis

ACO’s virtual Trustee Forum (Thursday 5th November 9.30am – 3.00pm) Effective Governance During a Crisis provides a stimulating one-day programme relevant to Trustees/Staff of Benevolent & Grant Making Charities

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As part of national Trustee Week, join us on Thursday 5th November for our Trustee Forum – kindly supported by Edentree Investment Management – bringing together Trustees from Benevolent Funds and Grant Making Charities throughout the charity sector to reflect and discuss some of the key governance challenges that have impacted Charity Boards during the Covid crisis and share key learnings.

The programme features a keynote panel discussion discussing the impact of the pandemic on the effective governance of grant-making charities, as well as sessions around financial resilience, optimising income streams, regulatory updates and Trustee/Staff wellbeing during the crisis.  

Registration is free and open to both Charity Trustees/Staff and individuals with an interest in governance challenges for benevolent funds and grant-making organisations.


9.30am: Welcome & Introduction – Supporting Benevolent Funds & Grant Making Charities (Donal Watkin – Chief Executive, ACO)

9.45am: Optimising Income and Global Growth During an Economic Downturn (Ketan Patel - Fund Manager, EdenTree)

10.20 am: Effective Governance During a Crisis - Panel Discussion (Chair: D’Arcy Myers – Chair, ACO)

11.15 am: Break

11.45am: Governance During the Pandemic – Charity update (Andrew Studd – Partner, Russell-Cooke LLP)

12.30am: Break

1.00pm: Financial Resilience – Post Crisis (James Saunders – Partner, Moore Kingston Smith)

1.45pm: The Just Transition (David Osfield - Fund Manager, EdenTree)

2.20pm: Making Wellbeing a Governance Priority (Claire Warner, Third Sector Consultant)

3.00pm: Summary & Close