Charity Commission appoints former GT partner to its board

Will Lifford, a former partner at Grant Thornton, will join as a new non-executive chairman

The Charity Commission has welcomed a new member to its board of directors.

Will Lifford, a former partner at Grant Thornton and a chartered accountant of 25 years, will join as a new non-executive chairman.

Lifford’s three year term began on 18 January 2021 and he replaced Mike Ashley, whose term of office ended in November 2020.

Baroness Stowell of Beeston MBE, chair of the Charity Commission, said: “I am really pleased to welcome will to the commission.

“He brings more regional diversity to the board and together with his extensive knowledge and experience in the fields of accountancy and audit, as well as his experience of strategic leadership in the voluntary sector and regulation, will make a vital contribution to the Commission as we continue to ensure charity can thrive and inspire trust – all the more important during these challenging times.”

Lifford said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the Charity Commission and look forward to working with the rest of the board and the executive team.

“The commission plays a vital role in ensuring charities maximise their impact in society, and I look forward to helping ensure the Commission delivers on its ambitious strategy in the years ahead.”

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