The Association of Chief Executives (ACE) is an independent member-led organisation, which exists to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of public services in the United Kingdom.
ACE is open to Chief Executives and Senior Managers of arm’s length bodies (ALBs), including government Executive Agencies, Trading Funds, Non-Departmental Public Bodies and Non-Ministerial Departments.
Embedding ED&I in Public Service DeliveryEDI remains a priority concern for leaders of Arms’-Length Bodies; within their organisations and through the diverse range of sectors and public they serve. In this session, ACE members were joined by Sam Lister, DG...
Experimentation and Excellence in Hybrid Working Hybrid working requires a distinctive management style; one that is trusting, agile and flexible. These were the leadership qualities highlighted during our recent ACE hybrid working event, which explored how...
ACE Chair Announcement Martin Jones CBE The Association of Chief Executives is pleased to announce that Martin Jones CBE has been elected as Chair of ACE Board, for a year term until November 2022. Having served as Chief Executive of the Parole Board for the past 6...
Reflections on Black History Month 20211st October marks the start of Black History Month (BHM) in the UK. First celebrated in 1987, it provides an opportunity to shine light on the significant contributions that people from African and Caribbean backgrounds have made...
The UK’s Institute of RegulationGood regulation is vital to the effective functioning of business and public services. The UK has over 80 regulatory bodies. Many have met informally for years to share knowledge and good practice. Some of these are now getting together...
A focus on public bodies in 2021Over the last few months we have noted an increased focus from the UK Government and wider groups on Arm’s Length Bodies (ALBs), public bodies that deliver services for government across a wide range of sectors. The increase in...
JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES
Defence, Equipment & Support Chief Executive Officer
Deadline 30 November 2021
Deadline 3 December 2021
Revenue Scotland Board Member
Deadline 22 January 2022
UK Infrastructure Bank Non-Executive Director
Deadline 16 December 2021
All Chief Executives will have faced tricky moments, that is what makes our jobs so unique and interesting – ACE allows us to talk to each other frankly and without judgement, about what has worked and also sometimes what hasn’t.”
Martin Jones, CEO at the Parole Board and Interim ACE Chair
The Skillset of an Arm’s Length Body Chief Executive
The ACE Constitution
Transparency in Arm’s-Length Bodies: A Guide to Best Practice