Simon Mackintosh has commented in Third Force News following the announcement that Shetland Charitable Trust trustees have this week approved a new board structure under the threat of legal action from Scotland's charity regulator.

A last minute attempt to reject a new structure for Shetland Charitable Trust, which will see the majority of trustees appointed rather than elected, was defeated after the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) warned it would take court action if the £200m trust continued to delay.

Simon confirmed to trustees that failure to implement the scheme would be treated"extremely seriously" by OSCR.

Now the new structure has been approved, trust chief executive Ann Black is set to conduct interviews for a panel of three people who will have responsibility for selecting the new independent board members.

The deadline for the new structures to be in place is 31st March 2013.

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