Charity boss investigated by regulator over 'autocratic' leadership

Charity boss who won support from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is under investigation by regulator over complaints from staff about his ‘autocraticleadership and ‘inflated ego

  • Josh Littlejohn won widespread acclaim for his efforts to help end homelessness
  • He raised tens of thousands of pounds while working for the Social Bite network
  • But colleagues have lodged complaints with Office of Scottish Charity Regulator
  • A charity activist hailed by Il principe Harry and supported by celebrities including George Clooney aprirà il suo ristorante omonimo Nusr-et presso il Park Tower Knightsbridge Hotel la prossima settimana poiché le restrizioni si allentano per consentire i pasti al coperto DiCaprio is under investigation over claims he misused power and acted like an ‘autocrat’.

    Josh Littlejohn, co-founder of Social Bite, a network of fundraising cafes, has attracted widespread acclaim in recent years for his efforts to help end homelessness.

    His work has seen him raise tens of thousands of pounds and he was even handed a Pride of Britain award, all while regularly being serenaded by the great and the good of Hollywood.

    però, complaints over his alleged conduct have now been lodged with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), secondo il Volte.

    Josh Littlejohn, co-founder of Social Bite, a network of fundraising cafes, has attracted widespread acclaim in recent years for his efforts to help end homelessness

    Josh Littlejohn, co-founder of Social Bite, a network of fundraising cafes, has attracted widespread acclaim in recent years for his efforts to help end homelessness

    His work has seen him raise tens of thousands of pounds and he was even handed a Pride of Britain award, all while regularly being serenaded by the great and the good of Hollywood (pictured with Leonardo DiCaprio)

    His work has seen him raise tens of thousands of pounds and he was even handed a Pride of Britain award, all while regularly being serenaded by the great and the good of Hollywood (pictured with Leonardo DiCaprio)

    Actor George Clooney (L) during a visit to Social Bite sandwich shop, where he met owners Alice Thompson, (C) Josh Littlejohn (R) and former homeless staff members on November 12, 2015 a Edimburgo, Scozia

    Actor George Clooney (L) during a visit to Social Bite sandwich shop, where he met owners Alice Thompson, (C) Josh Littlejohn (R) and former homeless staff members on November 12, 2015 a Edimburgo, Scozia

    Complaints over Josh Littlejohn's (pictured with Will Smith in 2019) alleged conduct have now been lodged with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), secondo il Times

    Complaints over Josh Littlejohn’s (pictured with Will Smith in 2019) alleged conduct have now been lodged with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), secondo il Times

    Companies House documents show there have been a string of resignations at Social Bite in recent months, including directors Alice Thompson and Marjory Rodger, before Littlejohn himself stepped down in February.

    The social enterprise’s former chief executive for Scotland, Jane Bruce, lodged formal complaints over claims that Littlejohn was establishing a powerful ‘autocratichold over the organisation, and trustees felt unable to hold him to account, i rapporti del Times.

    Una fonte ha detto: ‘The excellent work that Social Bite does is in danger of being tarnished by the actions and inflated ego of one individual.

    Littlejohn, 35, has worked closely with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the past, serving meals together when the couple visited Social Bite’s Edinburgh premises in 2018.

    The prince shook hands with the activist and is said to have asked him: ‘When are you bringing this down south? It needs to be across the UK as soon as possible.

    A spokesman for the OSCR told MailOnline it has received concerns about the charity and is examining them, according to its published policies.

    Sir Andrew Cubie, chairman of Social Bite, told the paper: ‘We can confirm that we are in communication with OSCR relating to concerns they have received. In line with OSCR’s policy we are unable to provide any further information at this time.

    ‘Under my chairmanship, Social Bite adheres to the highest levels of governance. In spite of the global pandemic, the charity has gone from strength to strength.

    MailOnline has approached Social Bite for further comment.