Press release: Charity Commission invites public to annual meeting

The Charity Commission is inviting charities, trustees and their advisers to attend its annual public meeting on 16 September 2015, which will take place at Church House in Westminster from 4pm to 6pm. The meeting is an important part of the commission’s commitment to public accountability and transparency.

The meeting will feature prominent MP and author Frank Field. As the keynote speaker for this year’s Charity Commission Lecture, he will be taking the podium to speak on ‘A giving society?’. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to comment and discuss the topic.

The meeting will be chaired by William Shawcross, Chairman of the commission, who will also open the meeting. Attendees will then hear from the regulator’s Chief Executive, Paula Sussex, on the commission’s work over the last year and plans for the coming months. This will be followed by a Q&A whereby attendees can ask questions of William, Paula and the executive team.

The event will conclude with a drinks reception.

The meeting is free to attend but spaces are limited and will be issued on a first come first served basis. To book a place please email


PR 53/15

Notes to editors

  1. The Charity Commission is the independent registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales. We act in the public’s interest, to ensure that:

    • charities know what they have to do
    • the public know what charities do
    • charities are held to account

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