Media - National Trustees' Week interview
National Trustees' Week 2012
To mark National Trustees’ Week (5th – 11th November), Doug Hull (CFG Policy & Membership Officer) talked to Caron Bradshaw (CEO of CFG and trustee of several small charities), and Denise Fellows (Lecturer at Cass Business School Centre for Charity Effectiveness and CEO of the Honorary Treasurers Forum), about the key issues surrounding trusteeship in charities today. The transcript is available in PDF format here.
You can also listen to the discussion below - it has been divided into 6 questions:
1) What skills do you think are most important in trustees, and which do you feel would most commonly benefit from further development?
2) There are a lot of charities having problems recruiting trustees, and a lot of vacancies on many boards. Why do you think that is the case, and what could be done to make trusteeship more appealing?
3) Currently men occupy considerably more board positions than women; how important do you think increasing equality is, and what do you think could be done to help achieve this?
4) What do you think the characteristics would be of a really positive and effective relationship between the board of a charity and its executive staff?
5) How do you think the demands of being a charity trustee have changed over the last 10 years?
6) What advice would you give to someone who is looking to become a trustee?