Though UK Charity Commission recommendations can't apply everywhere,
from what I can see, they do provide interesting ideas.
I believe here the discussion is not "is there a COI" but "what was
done to prevent the perception of a COI". WMFr did hire former board
members, every time said board members were not part of the board
discussions and decisions about.
That being said, with the time, if that situation would happen now we
would do things differently I think. In order to lower the perception
of a potential COI (though I have no idea how we'd do it, having the
process overseen by an independant third body could be an idea :))
On 10 April 2013 17:55, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki(a)gmail.com> wrote:
This just to say that it's not so direct to
transfer some suggestions to
Thomas Dalton, 10/04/2013 13:13:
[...] "Authority" in this context means
either an express authority in the
governing documents of the charity, a court order
or permission from
the Charity Commission. [...]
For instance, such "authority" doesn't exist in Italy, so it's easy to
that this part wouldn't apply, unless of course the bylaws say something in
Thomas Dalton, 10/04/2013 16:32:
Read what I quoted more carefully, please. It
specifically says that
leaving the board before taking up the position isn't enough.
You've already been answered you that it's not the only thing they did, and
you interpret your own quoted text in a very personal way if you forget that
it says the purpose is a "fair and open competition" and you focus solely on
the conjunction "in advance of" instead of commenting whether the actual
purpose was pursued correctly.
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