Baroness Stowell set to be next Charity Commission chair: NCVO comment

Commenting on the announcement of Tina Stowell, Baroness Stowell of Beeston, as the government’s preferred candidate for the role of chair of the Charity Commission, Peter Kellner, chair of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, which represents charities, said:

I would like to warmly welcome the announcement of Baroness Stowell as preferred candidate for chair of the Charity Commission.

I am confident she will prove to be an excellent choice. Her many years of experience in high-profile public bodies, including the BBC Trust, itself a regulator, should stand her in very good stead in both this regard and in the role more widely.

We have often expressed concern that both of the Commission's previous chairs have left themselves too open to potentially damaging accusations of party political bias. Baroness Stowell’s intention to resign her party whip and membership if appointed is therefore especially welcome. It will, I hope, enhance her reputation as determined, independent and pragmatic. I and everyone at NCVO much look forward to working with her.

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