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Register of removed trustees

Charity trustees are the people who are legally responsible for the control, management and administration of a charity. In the charity’s governing document, they may be known as trustees, directors, board members, governors, committee members or charity trustees

Some people are disqualified by law from acting as charity trustees. These disqualifications are set out in the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008, and broadly include but are not limited to anyone who:

  • has been convicted of an offence involving deception or dishonesty, unless the conviction is spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1978
  • is an undischarged bankrupt or has made an arrangement with creditors
  • has previously been removed as a charity trustee by the Commission or the courts (see below for more information)
  • is subject to disqualification under company legislation. 

The register of removed trustees has been temporarily removed for consideration, following a recent legal ruling.