Orlando Fraser QC joined the Charity Commission as Board member in July 2013. He has an established reputation at the Chancery Bar, with 18 years’ experience advising on and presenting complex financial cases, including trusts and commercial fraud. He is also:
- a founding Fellow of the Centre for Social Justice, where he chaired the Voluntary Sector Working Group on Iain Duncan Smith’s Social Justice Commission Report: Breakthrough Britain
- on the Advisory Council of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
He has had a range of involvement with charities.
Charity Commission Board members are ultimately responsible for all that the commission does. They set the commission’s values, business direction and strategy and make sure it acts fairly, responsibly, transparently, proportionately and ethically. Board members see that the commission maintains its integrity and independence. They identify and manage risks and listen and respond to stakeholders.
The commission’s Board members also:
- monitor how the commission meets its statutory objectives and uses its legal powers
- consider the commission’s management team’s performance, governance standards and delivery against plans
- focus on maximising the commission’s impact and effectiveness
- make sure the commission uses public funds prudently