Founded in September 2006 to promote excellent working relationships throughout all aspects of government, ACE exists to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of public services in the United Kingdom.
As an association run by Chief Executives, for Chief Executives, ACE offers a unique opportunity for networking, knowledge sharing, keeping up with developments affecting the arm's-length body (ALB) community, and learning from best practice in both a national and international context. ACE provides a vehicle for engaging policy makers and key opinion formers with the needs and concerns of delivery bodies. ACE provides relevance for all ALBs, whether NDPBs or Executive Agencies, operating in a wide range of fields from regulation to operational delivery, and at all scales from bodies with just a handful of staff through to large scale national organisations.
Through a programme of unique and carefully tailored seminars and events, ACE facilitates an environment for members to identify best practice and work together to improve the delivery of public services. By drawing on the perspectives of its members, ACE is able to provide impartial information, expert advice and guidance to Government on the role of ALBs in the delivery and reform of public services.
Recognising the value of the Association, we are actively supported by Sir Mark Sedwill, Head of the Civil Service and Cabinet Secretary, and John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary at the Cabient Office. Sarah Healey CB, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is our central government sponsor.
ACE is politically non-aligned and does not have corporate views, nor will ACE lobby, make decisions, or public statements on behalf of its members.
ACE was formed to provide a support network for senior management within UK Government arm's length bodies who between them employ 85% of the civil service, our network is regarded as an essential package for top managers within government.Become a member, join today
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ACE was formed to provide a support network for senior management within UK government arm's length bodies who between them employ 85% of the UK civil service, our network is regarded as an essential support package for top managers within government.JOIN TODAY
UPCOMING EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
A number of resources are available to ACE members, these can include Cabinet Office reports, ACE newsletters, the latest updates on civil service reform and any relevant case studies.FULL RESOURCES