Charities Act 2009
Person acting as charity trustee while disqualified.
56.— (1) A person who acts, or purports to act, as a charity trustee of a charitable organisation at any time while he or she is, by virtue of section 55, not qualified for that position shall be guilty of an offence.
(2) Any act done by a person—
(a) in purported performance of the functions of charity trustee of a charitable organisation, and
(b) while he or she was not qualified to hold that position by virtue of section 55,
shall not be invalid by reason only of the person not being so qualified.
(3) Where a person who, at any time when he or she was, by virtue of section 55, not qualified to hold the position of charity trustee of a charitable organisation, received from the charitable organisation any remuneration or expenses, or any benefit in kind, in connection with his or her acting, or purporting to act, as charity trustee of the charitable organisation, he or she shall repay to the charitable organisation those moneys and any benefit in kind or an amount equal to the monetary value of any benefit in kind.