NCVO Annual Conference 2019 keynote speakers

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State of the Sector Address

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive, NCVO

stuartetheringtonSir Stuart Etherington was appointed chief executive of NCVO in 1994. NCVO is a membership organisation that represents the interests of charities and voluntary bodies. It has over 14,000 member organisations. Previously he was chief executive of the Royal National Institute for Deaf People, a major UK charity.

Throughout his career he has been involved in the leadership of voluntary organisations and policies surrounding them. As such he has become a leading commentator, both through his writing and his media profile.

Stuart is a member of the Economic and Social Committee of the European Union and the chair of London United. He is chair of the trustees of the Patron’s Fund and Chaired a cross-party review looking at the structure of the regulation of fundraising. He is also an IES Honorary Fellow. He has been a trustee of Business in the Community, the chair of the BBC Appeals Advisory Committee, a member of the Community and Social Affairs Committee of Barclays Bank, former chair of Guidestar UK, chair of CIVICUS Europe, treasurer of CIVICUS, a global civil society organisation, council member of the Institute of Employment Studies, an Advisory Group member for the Policy Centre at the British Academy, and for the Lord Mayor’s Trust Initiative.

Stuart was knighted in 2010 for services to the voluntary sector.

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