Dame Suzi Leather has been re-appointed as chair of the
Charity Commission for a further three year period, Angela
Smith minister for the Third Sector announced today.
Since first being appointed chair of the Charity Commission
in August 2006, Dame Suzi Leather has overseen measures
to improve the regulation of charities, increase accountability
and cut red tape for smaller charities.
The Commission has also been active in understanding the
impact of the recession on charities, and supporting the
sector with new guidance.
Angela Smith, minister for the Third Sector, said: “Dame
Suzi has led the Charity Commission through the most radical
changes in charity law in modern times and has earned respect
for her independence and strength in her decision making.
I am very pleased that she has accepted a further three
”The Government is giving charities unprecedented
support as they play a crucial role in helping people through
this recession. To be successful charities must maintain
the current high levels of public trust and confidence which
is why Dame Suzi’s skills and experience are so important
to the sector.”
The Charity Commission aims to provide the best possible
regulation of charities in order to increase charities’
efficiency and effectiveness and public confidence and trust
The appointment of Dame Suzi Leather to serve a second
three-year term has been made in accordance with the Office
of the Commissioner for Public Appointments Code of Practice.
The post of Chair of the Charity Commission is paid at
the sum of £78,874.54 per year for a minimum of 3
days work per week.