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Charity successfully challenges the appointment of an Interim Manager

13th October 2020

The challenging charity is the Sikh Channel community Broadcast Company. The Interim Manager was appointed following an inquiry by the Charity Commission. The charity accepted that there was mismanagement by former trustees, but the new trustees felt that an IM was ‘unwarranted’

The Tribunal agreed with this line. It felt satisfied that the new trustees had a genuine desire to act in the interests of the charity and it felt they were willing to receive guidelines from the Charity Commission.

The Tribunal disagreed with the Commission’s line that the current trustees had mismanaged the charity, instead believing they would have responded well to an action plan to address the concerns. The Tribunal considered it ‘most regrettable’ that the Commission had not used its power to strengthen the trustee body.

It is thought that this is the first ever successful appeal to Tribunal to challenge the appointment of an Interim Manager. 

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