Third Sector Podcast: Trustees - codes, conflict and cats

Rebecca and Emily are joined by Penny Wilson to discuss trustees' duty to embody their charity's values

Third Sector Podcast

This week, Third Sector's editor Emily Burt and features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney discuss the recent row at Cats Protection and the wider questions it raises about the conduct of trustees. 

Last month, the charity's interim chief executive Charles Darley resigned  after just three months, over concerns about the charity's chair Linda Upson keeping 18 cats in her three-bedroom home. Upson stepped down the following week, but said she had always ensured the animals in her home received the best possible care.  

Rebecca and Emily chat to Penny Wilson, chief executive of the trustee recruitment charity Getting on Board and a Third Sector columnist, about the use of trustee codes of conduct and the role challenge, conflict and diversity can play in a healthy board.

Rebecca is joined by Third Secret editorial assistant Alina Martin for this week's Good News Bulletin which features Poppy Lee-Burrowes, an 11-year-old girl who has waited more than half her life to donate her afro hair to charity, and a woman who left her designer handbag in a charity shop, only to discover it had later been sold.

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