Our governance

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated and registered in England under company number 198344. It was founded in 1919 as the National Council of Social Services, incorporated on 30 May 1924 and registered as a charity on 1 January 1964. It is governed by its articles of association (PDF, 300KB) and detailed regulations made under the articles.

NCVO’s registered office address is Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL.

NCVO is registered with the Charity Commission under number 225922.

Annual reports

Members' Assembly

The assembly ensures that NCVO members are represented and involved in our work.

Our 50-strong assembly reflects the breadth of NCVO's membership acting as a forum to contribute to the development of NCVO and advise the board on sector policy issues.

President

The president of NCVO is Baroness Jill Pitkeathley OBE. The president acts as an ambassador for NCVO and is elected by the members for a non-renewable term of five years.

Jill Pitkeathley was raised to the peerage in 1997 as Baroness Pitkeathley of Caversham, sits on the Labour benches, is a very active working peer and is a deputy speaker of the House of Lords. She is co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary group on Carers and of the All Party Group on Charities and Volunteering and president of the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Channel Islands. She chaired the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities which produced the report Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society and is a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civil Engagement.

Trustee Board

Our 12 Trustees comprise three honorary officers (chair, vice chair and treasurer). The chair, treasurer and seven trustees are directly elected from the membership. Three trustees are co-opted by the board to ensure the right mix of skills and experience. One of the trustees is elected to the position of vice chair honorary officer by the board. Trustees serve for a term of three years, with a maximum of two terms to be served.

The trustee board appoints three committees to support its work. Full committee membership details are available in our annual reports.

Nominations Committee

Facilitates diversity in the governance structure, ensures the right mix of skills and experience, and supervises the democratic process.

HR and Remuneration Committee

Sets the chief executive and the directors' remuneration, and considers HR policy and related matters, including pensions

Audit and Risk Committee

Provides independent advice and assurance on risk, control and governance matters.

Contact

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