Board member

Ann Phillips


Ann Phillips is a solicitor with over 30 years’ experience advising on charity law and practice.

She is a Consultant with Stone King LLP. Before becoming a Consultant in 2020, she was a Partner of Stone King LLP for nearly 20 years and chaired the firm for 6 years, from 2014 to 2020.

Ann was Chair of the Charity Law Association from 2011 to 2014 and prior to that served on the Association’s Executive Committee for several years, contributing to its work on developments in charity law and related matters.

She has held a number of charity trusteeships and other voluntary roles.

Board member

Charity Commission Board members are ultimately responsible for all that the commission does. They set the commission’s values, business direction and strategy and make sure it acts fairly, responsibly, transparently, proportionately and ethically. Board members see that the commission maintains its integrity and independence.

They identify and manage risks and listen and respond to stakeholders.

The Commission’s Board members also:

  • monitor how the commission meets its statutory objectives and uses its legal powers

  • consider the commission’s management team’s performance, governance standards and delivery against plans

  • focus on maximising the commission’s impact and effectiveness

  • make sure the commission uses public funds prudently

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