Cambridge Charity Conference.

Event | 20th September 2019 | IWM Duxford CB22 4QR

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When: 20 September 2019
Where: IWM Duxford CB22 4QR

Book your place at our Cambridge Charity Conference with presentations from four guest speakers who will explore the latest changes, trends and innovations in the charity sector.


09:00am – Registration & light breakfast
09:30am – Juliet Snell, taproot
10:15am – Andrew Blair, Rothschild & Co Wealth Management
11:00am – Break
11:15am – Stephen O’Reilly & Martyn Robinson, Eversheds Sutherland

Juliet Snell, taproot

Based in Cambridge, Juliet established taproot in 2016 and has spent over 25 years working in the charitable sector, the NHS and for local authorities. She has first-hand experience of leading organisations through change, mentoring and coaching senior staff, supporting trustees, and evaluating and developing services. In her presentation Juliet will discuss consensus theory and change management within organisations.

Andrew Blair, Director at Rothschild & Co Wealth Management

Andrew is a Client Adviser who joined Rothschild & Co in 2015. He is also a qualified pension’s trustee Ambassador for the Army Benevolent Fund – The Soldiers Charity and was recently appointed as the Employer Nominated Trustee of the Bible Society Pension Schemes. Andrew will be discussing a variety of important investment topics including, how charity trustees should be dealing with the Brexit cliff edge, the wider economic slowdown and what lessons we can learn from leading investors, finishing with the growing importance of responsible investment.

Stephen O’Reilly, Legal Director & Martyn Robinson, Senior Associate at Eversheds Sutherland

Stephen specialises in all aspects of charity law and issues affecting not-for-profit organisations. He regularly deals with the Charity Commission and advises charities on governance issues, mergers and reorganisations and charity law duties. Martyn specialises in charity law and governance and advises on charity formations and restructures, trading issues, trustees’ duties and dealing with the Charity Commission in relation to governance and property issues.

In their talk Stephen and Martyn will discuss the Charity Commission’s recent guidance for charities with connections to non-charities, highlighting areas where the Charity Commission takes a particular interest and noting recommendations arising from the new guidance. These connections can be beneficial but can also present risks and challenges, which charities need to be aware of. Topics will include:

  • issues around registering charities with connections to non-charities;
  • considerations for trustees in establishing and supporting non-charitable trading subsidiaries;
  • ensuring the independence of charities, and managing conflicts of interest and duty; and
  • the importance of due diligence checks, ongoing monitoring and written agreements.

 To book your place please complete the form below.

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