Judgment call? (Jonathan Wills)

The fiasco/furore over the recent offer of a seat on Shetland Charitable Trust, to a person who subsequently decided not to accept the offer, surely raises questions about the judgment of the trustees, does it not?

The affair certainly underlines the desirability of having a majority of trustees elected by the public, whose judgment of candidates might be more reliable.

Jonathan Wills


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  • Charles L. Gallagher

    • April 25th, 2017 12:18


    One day we will have democracy and the sooner the better.

  • Peter Hamilton

    • April 29th, 2017 18:12

    It should have been a straight forward matter to simply announce the name of the reserve candidate, as has been done in the past. But this assumes there were sufficient applicants judged to be of suitable caliber. If there were not, trustees might want to dwell on why the prospect of joining them on the trust lacked sufficient appeal. There’s none so deaf as them that wunna hear.


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