Jolie resigned 'over trustee payment dispute'

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie

The Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie resigned as a trustee of the landmine clearance charity the Halo Trust amid a dispute about two other board members being paid more than £120,000 for conducting a review of the charity's governance, according to The Times newspaper. It said that Jolie, who resigned in May 2014, 18 months after joining the board, had raised objections to the charity's plans to pay Amanda Pullinger, the charity's chair, and Simon Conway, a trustee, to carry out the review. The charity said: "Recent attention has focused on our governance and payments to trustees. We conducted a governance review to strengthen our internal processes to become even more efficient and effective, ensure that we continue to attract and retain the highest quality staff and to allow us to build a solid foundation for future growth. Two of the trustees were tasked with carrying out this work and running the organisation. They received payment for this, which was entirely appropriate. The payments were agreed by the board and signed off by the Charity Commission."

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