The Chief Executive & Chair Relationship with Tim Wainwright, CE WaterAid UK
Tim Wainwright became Chief Executive of WaterAid UK in May 2017. Before that, Tim had been working in the development and human rights arena for many years, at the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission, Oxfam and the VSO in the UK, Beijing and Bangkok. He has been Chief Executive of ADD (Action on Disability and Development) International and the Chair of Bond, the consortium of UK international development agencies. Tim has seen many charity and NGO boards in action, and using his own experience, will discuss what makes a good board, and where things can go wrong. He will reveal the huge benefits to be gained by any organisation when the relationship between chair and chief executive is working well, and perhaps highlight some signs to watch out for in any due diligence process if you are nervous that things should not be as you would hope. We should add that Tim Clark was Tim Wainwright’s first chair at WaterAid UK!
Tim began his career at British Airways, spending eight years in operational research and marketing roles, after completing a degree in maths at Cambridge and a masters at Lancaster.