Conflicts of interest and related parties
Conflicts of interest has been a matter of concern for regulators like the Charity Commission and the ESFA for a while now. Conflicts of interest are inevitable in the charity and education sector and are not an issue if they managed properly. I carried out a review of the policies and procedures for identifying, managing and reporting on conflicts interest for a large multi-academy trust which was complex. I helped to define protocols that were practical and user friendly to ensure compliance.