Governance at the charity that helps Scottish people living in London

Who is your chair?

Peter Scott, a solicitor who specialises in the third sector, has been our chair for three years. As well as being a trustee of a large number of charitable trusts, he is chair of the Kelmarsh Trust, which conserves Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens in Northamptonshire, and of Shakespeare North, an arts trust created to build a new theatre and postgraduate college near Liverpool.

How many trustees do you have?

We have 16 trustees, and they are involved in a variety of areas in the charity, including welfare, housing and investment.

How do you recruit trustees?

Many of our trustees come to the charity through word of mouth from the other Scottish clubs, societies and churches in London, with which we have strong ties.

How often does the board meet?

Our management committee meets quarterly, and we have various sub-committees at which trustees meet throughout the year.

When was the last governance review?

The last governance review was in 2010 and recommended a move from monthly to quarterly board meetings.

What issues is the board talking about at the moment?

The board is talking about the outcomes of the charity's work, and about ways of assessing its impact.

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