Register Interest

John Williams

Vice Chair,
Association of Chairs

John is Vice Chair of the Association of Chairs, set up in 2013 to support Chairs of charities and other non-profits and to promote good governance. He has a professional background in public relations, advertising and marketing. Since then, he has taken on a number of advisory and non-executive roles, notably in the charity sector. He served as a Charity Commissioner for five years up to 2010; was Chair of the think tank Tomorrow’s Company and Deputy Chair of ChildLine up to its merger with the NSPCC. John is currently also a trustee at Business in the Community and the Institute of Business Ethics.

  • Board culture starts at the top – the core characteristics of a great Chair
  • Assessing how to make a good board great – from diversity to debate
  • Evaluating how to manage challenging board dynamics and wider relationships
  • Exploring the value of the Charity Governance Code as a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Discussing the five essential pillars of better governance