The Charity Commission has used its legal powers to suspend and remove two individuals, who were trustees of The Suyuti Institute charity, for misconduct and mismanagement. This means they are disqualified from being trustees or from holding senior management functions in any charity in England and Wales.
Michelle Russell, Director of Investigations, Monitoring and Enforcement at the Charity Commission said:
“The public rightly expect those running charities to live up to the highest standards of behaviour and attitude. That includes demonstrating scrupulous financial probity and being able to show that all decisions are made in the best interests of the charity and its beneficiaries. The two founding trustees of this charity failed to fulfil those expectations and were responsible for serious breaches of their charity law duties, which is why we removed them.”
This enforcement order demonstrates how the Charity Regulator will take tough action and remove trustees for serious breaches of charity law. All trustees should be aware of their legal responsibilities and act accordingly.