Press release: Interim Manager appointed to Revelation Foundation

The Charity Commission has appointed an Interim Manager to the charity Revelation Foundation (registered charity number 1100573)(‘the charity’).

On 11 June 2015 the Charity Commission, the charity regulator, used its powers under the Charities Act 2011 (‘the Act’) to appoint Brian Johnson of HW Fisher & Company as Interim Manager of the charity. This appointment is a temporary and protective measure and is not to the exclusion of the charity’s trustees. This means that the Interim Manager will work alongside the trustees, who remain in place and continue to have the full powers, legal duties and responsibilities of trustees.

An inquiry was opened into the charity in September 2014. For further information about this, please see our public statement on the opening of the inquiry on GOV.UK.

The Interim Manager is tasked with conducting a review and reporting to the commission with recommendations on the ongoing governance of the charity. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • the charity’s internal financial controls and policies
  • the charity’s current model of operation, which involves using a Spanish entity to produce and broadcast television programmes
  • the charity’s finances and accounts, including identifying the charity’s assets and producing a revised asset register

The review will also examine the charity’s relationships with a number of entities and will report on the policies and contractual arrangements that are/should be in place with them.

It is the commission’s policy, after it has concluded an inquiry, to publish a report detailing what issues the inquiry looked at, what actions were undertaken as part of the inquiry and what the outcomes were. Reports of previous inquiries by the commission are available on GOV.UK.

The charity’s details can be viewed on the commission’s online charity search tool.



Notes to editors

  1. The Charity Commission is the independent registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales.
  2. We are the independent registrar and regulator of charities in England and Wales acting 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
  3. Section 46 of the Charities Act 2011 gives the commission the power to institute inquiries. The opening of an inquiry gives the commission access to a range of investigative, protective and remedial legal powers. Section 76(3)(g) of the Act is temporary and protective power available to the commission after an inquiry has been opened to appoint an Interim Manager. This role is supervised by the commission in accordance with section 78 of the Act.
  4. The commission’s decision to announce the opening of a statutory inquiry and the appointment of Interim Managers is based on whether it is in the public interest to do so and with consideration of our objective to increase public trust and confidence in charities.

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