Close Brothers Asset Management launches Trustee Leadership Programme with Cause4

19th June, 2014

Close Brothers Asset Management (CBAM) today launches the first trustee training of its type to encourage more young people to become trustees and to train them in the skills necessary to guide the strategic direction of a charity.

The Close Brothers Trustee Leadership Programme is a response to the shortage of young and diverse charity trustees and the overall lack of support provided to trustees across the country. The Charity Commission reports that just 2% of trustees are aged between 18 and 30[i]. This initiative offers CBAM’s clients, employees and prospects a clear path into the trustee role with a series of structured sessions that introduce them to the importance of trustees and the roles available, alongside the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.

The Programme will commence this month and be delivered in conjunction with social business Cause4, a company which specialises in supporting charities and social enterprises.

Interest in the course has far exceeded expectations and capacity has been expanded to provide 50 attendees with invaluable trustee boardroom training and inspire them to take a position following the course.

Each session will involve practical support and inspiration from influential trustees from across the sector. Michelle Wright, CEO, Cause4 will introduce each module and confirmed guest speakers include leading governance experts such as Sir Tom Hughes-Hallett, former Chief Executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care, Chairman of Cause4 and chair of the Philanthropy Review.

Read the press release.

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Chris Martin, Trustee of Salisbury International Festival