The Charity Commission has the power to appoint an Interim Manager to act in the administration of a charity. It is a quasi-judicial power and can be used by the commission only after opening a statutory inquiry under section 46 of the Charities Act 2011, if it considers that there has been misconduct or mismanagement in the administration of a charity or if it is necessary or desirable to protect the charity’s property. The commission usually appoints an Interim Manager to manage a charity to the exclusion of the existing trustees. The charity pays the Interim Manager’s fees as in the case of receiver or liquidator appointments by the court.
The appointment of an Interim Manager is only ever a temporary and protective step. Applications to join the Commission’s list of approved practitioners can be made each year, between 1 February and 31 March. Applications received after this date cannot be considered.
For more information including: Interim Managers Code of practice; Information about Individual appointments;List of approved Interim Managers; Application and assessment process please click on the link below.