Linklaters partner named as Charity Commission interim chair


Linklaters partner named as Charity Commission interim chair

The UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has appointed Linklaters IP partner Ian Karet as the interim chair of the Charity Commission.

Karet’s tenure will run from February 27 to August 26 while the commission finds a permanent chair to replace Tina Stowell, who is stepping down after three years in the post. He will continue his role at the firm.

“We are proud to have one of our partners providing their service and expertise in support of the charitable sector,” said a Linklaters spokesperson.

With more than 30 years’ experience at Linklaters, Karet focuses on commercial IP issues including licensing, IP aspects of transactions and insolvency.

He joined the Charity Commission board in January 2019 and also sits part-time as a deputy High Court judge and is a member of the Civil Justice Council.

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