Management, Management & leadership

Charity Leaders' Summit - Early Bird tickets still available

Spend the day learning from exceptional leaders and hear how they overcame challenges similar to those you’re facing. You will leave inspired, with fresh perspectives and renewed purpose.

This one-day conference is perfect for those responsible for shaping the direction, mission, policies, and major programmes of their organisations, including: executive-level charity leaders, not-for-profit board members and senior leaders in the charity and not-for-profit sector.

  • Build bonds with a whole bunch of leaders from a diverse range of charities
  • Get sound advice from those who are where you want to be
  • Revel in the passion and experience of fellow charity leaders and future-shapers
  • Debate the critical strategic issues facing the charity sector today
  • Ask questions, get answers and perfect your game plan


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Early Bird tickets are available until 5pm, Friday 7 February: Band A £149 (£199 Standard); Band B £199 (£299 Standard); Band C £249 (£399 Standard).


Charity leader line-up

Your speakers (more to be announced!)


Martin Houghton-Brown

CEO, St John Ambulance



Rita Chadha

CEO, Small Charities Coalition



Debra Allcock Tyler

CEO, Directory of Social Change



Vivienne Hayes

Chief Executive, Women’s Resource Centre



Javed Khan

CEO, Barnardo’s     



Ruth Marvel

CEO, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award



The day at a glance

08.30 Registration & coffee

09.30 Welcome remarks: It’s tough at the top

09.45 Opening keynote: Leading through challenging times

10.15 Panel discussion: Moving forward – improving diversity in the charity sector

11.00 Morning networking break

11.30 Case studies: a set of insights and lessons learned straight from the leaders themselves

12.30 Lunch break

13.30 Afternoon keynote

14.30 Ideas Talk: Inspirational and transformational – three charity leaders share their visions

15.30 Afternoon networking break

16.00 Panel discussion: Leading staff and fostering a pipeline of talent

16.45 Expert discussion: Leadership in crisis situations

17.15 Closing remarks

17.30 Networking drinks reception


Early Bird tickets

Available until 5pm, Friday 7 February.

  • Band A £149 (£199 Standard)
  • Band B £199 (£299 Standard)
  • Band C £249 (£399 Standard)


To book, simply select your price band, ignoring ‘Please choose one session per time slot.’ as this appears by default.


Conference schedule

Please choose one session per time slot.

31 Mar 2020
All day event. Must be booked in its entirety-

Booking options

Band A

Band A

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of up to £500,000.
Band B

Band B

Voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of over £500,000.
Band C

Band C

Statutory and commercial organisations.

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