Friday, October 16, 2015


I'm not sure if Camila Batmanghelidjh is a paid-up member of ACEVO, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. They submitted written evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee investigating Kids Company, saying the organisation suffered "serious and systematic failures of governance and leadership".

The next key report will be from the Charity Commission (strategic priority 2015-18 - 'improving the speed and effectiveness with which we investigate wrongdoing, applying our regulatory powers robustly and transparently').

The Times today says "well-placed sources" expect Alan Yentob to leave the BBC by Christmas. One notes these sources are not specifically placed within the BBC. Alan says any suggestion he's leaving is "ridiculous and completely untrue". Nonetheless, a Charity Commission report challenging the competence of the one and only Kids Company chairman would make continued BBC managerial employment for Al very difficult - even if he only line manages his PA.

Eventually, the Dame Janet Smith Review will be made public - there's no, repeat, no suggestion that Mr Yentob is in line for criticism, but as the oldest member of BBC management, he'll be much in demand for media interviews, which seem not to be his current forte.

1 comment:

  1. Yentob looked like a pudding waiter sitting next to a bowl of fruit salad....


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