The Charity Commission has appointed Michael King from Stone King as interim manager of Al-Fatiha Global (AFG) as part of the Commission’s investigation into the Syrian aid organisation.

The Charity Commission opened a statutory inquiry into AFG early last year after a number of allegations were made in the media about the charity, established to provide humanitarian aid to refugees in and from Syria. 

Mr King, who is a former chairman of Stone King and now works as a consultant in the firm’s charity and social enterprise team, is tasked with improving the management and administration of the charity so that it can be compliant with charity law and good practice and also more effective in delivering its important work. 

He will work alongside the charity’s current trustees who will remain in their posts.

Head of Stone King’s charity and social enterprise team, Jonathan Burchfield said: ‘This is the seventh time that the Commission has appointed a legal adviser from Stone King to step in and manage a charity that is encountering problems and the appointment is testimony to our expertise in providing practical support to the Charity Commission and to our ability to work with a wide range of charities.’