The Charity Commission

I feel that not enough attention has been paid to the recent selection and rapid de-selection of a new chairman (highly paid) of the Charity Commission, a role of considerable importance in monitoring the operation and probity of the charity sector. The process took a long time. It presumably involved highly paid headhunters to identify suitable candidates.

So who was selected ?

A man who had read classics at Oxford with the Prime Minister, is said to be a close family friend, who established a charity which presented the Prime Minister with a Russian watch when he was Mayor (what could possibly have justified a charity doing this ?) and is now revealed to have stood down from a charity for accidentally sending an employee pictures of himself posing in a ladies’ lingerie firm. It would be hard to make this up. The best person to run the charity sector was deemed to be this man ? I can’t think why.


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