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Charity trustees are the people who share ultimate responsibility for governing a charity and directing how it is managed and run. They may be called trustees, the board, the management committee, governors, directors or something else.
This guidance explains what being a trustee involves, including:
what trustees do
who can be a trustee and how trustees are appointed
their legal responsibilities
specific trustee roles of chair and treasurer
You should read this guidance if you are:
a trustee of any charity based in England or Wales
thinking about setting up a charity or becoming a trustee in England or Wales