NCVO appoints consultants for governance review

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has appointed consultants Campbell Tickell to carry out a review of its governance arrangements.

This is the first review of the sector body’s governance in three years and aims to make sure its operation is in line with its “strategic goals and for the benefit of members and the wider charity sector”, it says.

“This review will fully assess and report on whether our governance structures, processes, relationships, and documentation are fit for purpose moving forwards,” according to NCVO chair Priya Singh.

“It will examine the roles, groups, and committees of the board. In parallel, the review will ensure equity and inclusion are at the heart of our governance as part of our culture change roadmap.

“The review will also look at how we ensure our new organisational values are central to the way decisions are made. It will engage members and wider staff, so we clearly understand the impact of our governance across the widest stakeholder landscape as possible.”

The first steering group meeting for the review took place earlier this month, she added.

The NCVO has sought to take action over the last year to tackle its “structurally racist organisation”.

A board level diversity committee was created to address a lack of diversity in its organisation.

Its former chief executive Karl Wilding said last year that its organisation had a “predominance of white, straight, able-bodied people in our leadership positions”.

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