Who should be the CTC Chief Executive

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Who should be the CTC Chief Executive

Postby Philip Benstead » 20 Dec 2011, 4:42pm

Who should be the CTC Chief Executive


Given the comments on this forum about the CTC and how its gone wrong, who should be the new CTC Chief Executive


Ideas please and the reason for your choice
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Re: Who should be the CTC Chief Executive

Postby Ellieb » 20 Dec 2011, 6:32pm

Joanna Lumley :P

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Postby eileithyia » 20 Dec 2011, 9:55pm

Boris
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Re: Who should be the CTC Chief Executive

Postby snibgo » 20 Dec 2011, 10:17pm

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Re: Who should be the CTC Chief Executive

Postby bikerpauline » 20 Dec 2011, 10:51pm

Someone who loves the CTC as much as my husband did before KM came on the scene.

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Re: Who should be the CTC Chief Executive

Postby al_yrpal » 20 Dec 2011, 10:56pm

John Caldwell
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Re: Who should be the CTC Chief Executive

Postby Philip Benstead » 21 Dec 2011, 12:08am

al_yrpal wrote:John Caldwell


Who is he?
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Postby al_yrpal » 21 Dec 2011, 12:14am

Philip Benstead wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:John Caldwell


Who is he?


The ex owner of Phones 4 u , a billionaire, and a keen cyclist
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Postby Regulator » 21 Dec 2011, 10:24am

We could always conside the option of Alan Sugar... :D

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Postby PW » 21 Dec 2011, 12:46pm

Someone with a cool head who can minimise KM's damage without getting us into legal bother with the Charity Commissioners or starting a civil war. Simon L12345678... or Reg.?
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Postby fylbiker » 21 Dec 2011, 1:29pm

eileithyia wrote:Boris

+1 :D

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Re: Who should be the CTC Chief Executive

Postby thirdcrank » 21 Dec 2011, 2:01pm

I'd suggest that the principal requirement would be for somebody with a lot of experience of running a small- to medium- sized charity. I'm thinking of someone with a good knowledge of charity law (to sort out things like completing the change to a charity in England and Wales as well as Scotland and to know what a charity is allowed to do.) The remaining bits and pieces hardly need a FTSE 100 chief executive and could be delegated to a couple of decent managers. I suspect that most of the membership services stuff could be contracted out to Centrico or similar, on the basis of the best bid. There would have to be some ring-fence protection for the really important bits of the CTC but the Technical Assistance is the only one I can think of, off the top of my head.

I'd hope that the charity expert was one who had the charity ethos at heart, ie altruism, rather than one of the people who just sees a charity as an organisation without the costraints of shareholders or members.

No matter what type of person eventually gets the job, it will have to be somebody who is both available and wants the job. I suppose it would be nice if they knew how to ride a bike.

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Re: Who should be the CTC Chief Executive

Postby Regulator » 21 Dec 2011, 4:45pm

PW wrote:Someone with a cool head who can minimise KM's damage without getting us into legal bother with the Charity Commissioners or starting a civil war. Simon L12345678... or Reg.?


I must decline the kind invitation - I've just extended my NHS contract :D I've got £20+ billion of contracting to oversee... including that of the CTC Chairman's PCT.

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Postby robgul » 21 Dec 2011, 6:34pm

al_yrpal wrote:
Philip Benstead wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:John Caldwell


Who is he?


The ex owner of Phones 4 u , a billionaire, and a keen cyclist


It's actually CAUDWELL not Caldwell

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Postby robgul » 21 Dec 2011, 6:37pm

Regulator wrote:
PW wrote:Someone with a cool head who can minimise KM's damage without getting us into legal bother with the Charity Commissioners or starting a civil war. Simon L12345678... or Reg.?


I must decline the kind invitation - I've just extended my NHS contract :D I've got £20+ billion of contracting to oversee... including that of the CTC Chairman's PCT.


Reg, I think you'll find he's retired from the NHS ... I'm sure he said he had, at our Weds club lunch last week (... and he seemed to be hogging the wine :D )

Rob