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16 April 2014

God slot?

Following the untimely death of Paul Goggins MP, the Cardinal Hume Centre is looking for a new chairman of its trustees. The centre works with homeless young people in London and is likely to find itself in the spotlight given the outspoken calls by its president, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, for help for those facing destitution. So who might be a suitable candidate for the chairmanship? One might be “God” – also known as Lord (Gus) O’Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary and head of the Civil Service. He is patron of Pro Bono Economics, an organisation that offers economic expertise to charities to help them measure their effectiveness. Goggins’ predecessor as chairman was a businessman; making John Studzinski, the investment banker and philanthropist, a possible


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