Charity Council was legally appointed on 1 March 2007 after the new Charities Act was brought into operation. Each term of the Council lasts for two years.
The Council aims to fulfil the following roles :
Promote and encourage the adoption of good governance and best practices, to help enhance public confidence and promote self-regulation in the charity sector
Build capabilities of charities and IPCs so that they are able to comply with regulatory requirements and enhance public accountability
Advise the Commissioner of Charities (COC) on key regulatory issues such as proposals on new regulations where there may be broad-ranging impact on charities and IPCs.
Charity Council comprises 14 members, including the Chairman, Mr Gerard Ee (who is President of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants).
Apart from the 5 sector administrator representatives, there are 8 other members from the people sector, chosen for their expertise in accountancy, corporate governance, entrepreneurship and law. They are also involved in volunteer and charity work in varied fields such as arts and heritage, community, education, health and social services.
For more information, please visit the Charity Council website.