Ian Karet appointed as Interim Chair of the Charity Commission

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has appointed Ian Karet as the Interim Chair of the Charity Commission from 27 February 2021 to 26 August 2021, whilst the appointment process for a permanent Chair is conducted.

Ian Karet joined the Charity Commission Board in January 2019. He is a solicitor and a partner of Linklaters LLP, specialising in Intellectual Property and Technology. Ian sits part time as a Deputy High Court Judge and is a member of the Civil Justice Council. He has served as a Trustee of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and on the board of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

This interim appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. As interim Chair, Ian will serve 1.5 days per week time commitment, remunerated at £37,500 per annum (pro rata for time in service). The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Ian Karet has not declared any activity.

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