The sixth Trustees’ Week came to an end last week Friday. Despite a large number of successful events, the week revealed a disconcerting disparity between charities’ expectations and trustees’ actions. In particular, since the downfall of Kids Company, trustees and their statutory duty to protect their charity’s assets has been subject to public scrutiny. In a recent ThirdSector article, for example, a commentator alleges that Kids Company trustees “found it tough, or unnecessary, to challenge the charismatic founder and chief executive, Camila Batmanghelidjh.” In this context, it is hardly surprising that trustee recruitment has become increasingly challenging. Research shows that almost half of the 180,000 Charity Commission registered charities have at least one vacancy on their board.