A conversation with Scot Bower
Scot Bower has been CEO of CSW since 2020. He is currently studying for an MA in Charity Leadership & Management at St Mary’s University. We wanted to ask him about the research he’s undertaking which considers an aspect of charity governance for his dissertation.
What I learned in my first 8 months of search
Encouraged by my colleagues to reflect on what I’ve learned since joining Carnelian earlier this year, here are three observations, offered from a recent outsider on recruitment, leadership and the charity world. None of them are new, but I hope they offer insight into the inner workings of our search practice and the excellence in people we pursue for our clients.
Ross Hendry appointed as Chief Executive of CARE
CARE is a Westminster-based charity whose mission is to bring a uniquely Christian insight to the policies and laws that govern life in the UK. Carnelian Search was appointed by the trustees to lead the search for a new Chief Executive after the previous CEO, Nola Leach, announced her plans to retire. Read on to find out more about this unique search.
Kevin Appleton appointed as Chairman of Christianity Explored
Our experience is that charity Chair searches are often challenging. The fit with the existing organisation must be excellent. The incoming Chair needs to know she/he has the full support of the existing Board. The role unremunerated and the time commitment is significant.
Gentleness in Leadership: A Non-Negotiable
Christian leadership scandals are now the norm. Recent years have seen numerous churches and parachurch ministries in the UK and US exposed as places where abusive leaders have found comfortable habitats, to the tragic detriment of those in their employ or pastoral care. In this article, we explore the difference between a the false and the good shepherd, and provide practical advice to those charged with recruiting Christian leaders.
Kay Carter appointed as UK National Director of Christianity Explored
Christianity Explored Ministries (CEM) exists to help people meet Jesus in the pages of Scripture so that they love, live and tell the Good News. The ministry produces a range of resources which introduce Jesus Christ to those unfamiliar with his message.