Commission appoints interim manager to Aid Convoy
Interim manager appointed to address continued concerns at charity under inquiry.
The Charity Commission has appointed an interim manager to Aid Convoy (1149015), a charity with purposes to support people who have been affected by natural or other disasters overseas.
As part of the Commission’s ongoing statutory inquiry into Aid Convoy, and in light of continued concerns, the Commission appointed Adam Stephens of Smith and Williamson LLP to act as interim manager of the charity under section 76(3)(g) of the Charities Act 2011 on 1 November 2019. Mr Stephens’ appointment is to the exclusion of the charity’s trustees.
Interim managers are appointed as a temporary and protective measure where the Commission has identified misconduct and/or mismanagement in the administration of a charity, or where there is a need to protect a charity’s property.
The interim manager’s role is to take control the day-to-day running of the charity while giving consideration to its future viability.
The Commission’s inquiry continues.
Notes to Editors
- Section 76(3)(g) of the Charities Act 2011 gives the Commission power to appoint interim managers to a charity.
- This appointment is a temporary and protective power that will be reviewed at regular intervals. It will continue until the Commission makes a further order for its variation or discharge.
- Once the inquiry has concluded the Commission intends to publish a report setting out its findings. Reports of previous inquiries are available on GOV.UK.
Press enquiries – office hours 0300 065 2123
Press enquiries – out of hours 07785 748787
Latest News from
Court finds former trustees of disability charity in contempt of court14/11/2019 15:20:00
Charity Commission is successful in its first ever application to the High Court for a finding of contempt of court.
New board addresses governance failings at Christ Embassy following regulator’s inquiry14/11/2019 11:20:00
Charity Commission reports on inquiry into Christian charity.
Charity regulator helps the public give confidently ahead of Remembrance Sunday08/11/2019 12:20:00
Advice on how to ensure your charity donations reach their intended cause.
Committee seeks views on charity accounting framework04/11/2019 08:25:00
The SORP-making body is looking for engagement partners that will form key stakeholder groups to help gather feedback and ideas for change.
Regulator investigates linked charities over financial concerns01/11/2019 16:30:00
Significant discrepancies in charity accounts raise serious concerns
Commission finds misconduct and mismanagement by trustees who lacked the skills to manage a charity31/10/2019 12:20:00
Charity Commission inquiry into Jalalabad Association uncovers failures in its governance, finances and safeguarding
Continued failure in reporting obligations prompts inquiry into Bournemouth based charity24/10/2019 10:25:00
Charity regulator opens inquiry into Kinson Community Association
Over half of charities hit by fraud knew the perpetrator, according to new research24/10/2019 09:25:00
Charities warned to take steps to prevent fraud, after new survey shows many are not protecting themselves against biggest risks. Findings are part of largest ever survey on fraud and cybercrime in charities