#TrusteeWeek Top 5 Countdown – No. 3

06 November 19

It’s the Gallanach #TrusteeWeek top 5 countdown time.

Coming in at number 3 on board activities that trustees could do better is….

Have a laser focus on beneficiaries

After all, it’s why your charity exists.

But how much time do you spend talking about beneficiaries at Board and senior management meetings and ensuring you are making a positive difference for them?

Ask yourself the following the questions and be honest with your answers.

  • Do you know who are your beneficiaries?
  • Do you know what they want and need from your charity?
  • What impact are you having on beneficiaries

If you can’t answer all these questions fully and positively then you need to refocus time and attention on your beneficiaries.


As an experienced CEO and Director I know the importance of having a strong Board Chair to provide strategic leadership and direction.  Norman provides this leadership in abundance but also fully understands the need to give support and space to the management team for them to succeed.  He is prepared to make difficult decisions and will lead on resolving difficult issues when necessary.

Mike Stevens – Ex CEO, London Welsh Rugby Club