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MANY will be aware of the long-term issues at our major Charitable Trust nearby. The problems of the un-reformed council committee known as Alexandra Palace "Trust Board" may be summarised thus:

 

  • Lack of continuity and long-term vision
  • High turnover of chair and Board members
  • Highly politicised decision making
  • Lack of non-political/independent perspectives
  • Risk of commericially senstive papers in the public domain
  • Skill set of Board limited
  • Structure ineffective and ambiguous
  • Questions over 'going concern' status
  • Lack of trust and high levels of scrutiny

 

This is not my listing. It appears in a (public) report presented to the Board on 2 March last year, entitled The Way Ahead – Governance Review and Vision.

 

This list was derived from the "Trustees' Away Day" and the "Stakeholder Forum" and were presented as the main barriers to sucess for creating a sustainable venue for future generations.

 

While I wouldn't agree with every item on the list, it nonetheless represents the most honest appraisal of the chronic issues I have seen emanating from either the Board or a Board employee I have seen.

 

Note the date. The lack of action, result or conclusion speaks for itself.

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Tags: Alexandra, Board, Palace, Trust, chronic, committee, council, incompetence, problem*

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