The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has removed a trustee from the Board of Lough Neagh Rescue because it had concerns over the charity’s ‘historic administration and governance.’

Under the Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008, the Commission has the power to remove charity trustees, officers, agents, employees and members on the grounds of charity misconduct or mismanagement, and to protect a charity.

The order to remove the trustee was issued by the Commission on the 15th of August 2013. However, the former trustee has lodged an appeal to the Charity Tribunal against this decision.

Speaking about the case, a spokesperson from the Charity Commission said: “As the inquiry into Lough Neagh Rescue remains open and an appeal against the Commission’s decision to remove the individual as a trustee has been lodged with the Charity Tribunal, the Commission is not currently in a position to go into further detail on either matter.”

Source: Third Sector