Governance procedures at the charity that protects lesbians, gay men and bisexual people from discrimination

Who is your chair?

David Isaac, a partner at law firm Pinsent Masons. He is also chair of Modern Art Oxford and a trustee of the Diana Memorial Fund.

Tell us about your trustees

We currently have six men and seven women. They include Jacqueline Davis, group head of talent at Lloyds, Rob Berkeley, director of the Runnymede Trust, and Liz Grant, a development manager at IBM.

When does the board meet?

There are four formal meetings a year and one annual planning day. Trustees regularly support other events, from conferences and seminars to fundraising dinners and donor cultivation receptions.

When was your last governance review?

In 2003; the result was our registration as a charity. We also reviewed the board's diversity.

How do you recruit trustees?

Since 2005 we have done this entirely by open recruitment supported by external advertising after a skills audit.

What is the biggest issue the board is facing?

Having continued to grow throughout the recession, we are working on organisational development for the next three years. We anticipate reaching an annual income of £5m by 2013, up from £1.4m five years ago.


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