‘I’m not going into a monastery’ – Sir Stephen BubbThird Sector (Web), Andy Hillier, 17/05/2016
Sir Stephen Bubb might be stepping down as chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo after 15 years, but he’s quick to point out that this will not be the end of him speaking out. “I’m not going into a monastery,” he tells Third Sector. “People won’t be wondering what has happened to Bubb.”
Bubb, who he has become one of the most recognisable and outspoken figures in the charity sector, will step away from his role at Acevo in June
Stephen Bubb to step down as chief executive of Acevo
The Guardian.com (Web), Aimee Mead, 17/05/2016
The charity leader will head up a new project that aims to improve governance and management in the voluntary sector Sir Stephen Bubb has announced he will be stepping down as chief executive of Acevo (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) after 15 years. Bubb will leave in June
Why I’m stepping down to support charity leadership
The Guardian.com (Web), Stephen Bubb, 17/05/2016
sector who understands the need for strong capacity and wanted to do something about it. So he has given a generous donation to the charity leaders’ network, Acevo, for a project that I will lead and which we are calling the Charity Futures Programme. And, in a lesson for all funders, he did so without fuss or desire for publicity. I have learned that charity sector leaders need the level of support and development that other sectors take for granted. So, I am stepping down from my role as Acevo’s chief executive
Sir Stephen Bubb to step down as chief executive of Acevo
Civil Society(Web), David Ainsworth, 17/05/2016
Sir Stephen Bubb has announced plans step down later this year as the chief executive of Acevo, the infrastructure body for voluntary sector chief executives. Bubb, who is 63 years old, has led Acevo for 15 years, and was knighted for his services to the charity sector in 2011. During that time he has been an outspoken champion of social investment, public service delivery and charities’ right to campaign.
Bubb to step down from Acevo to launch leadership programme
Third Sector (Web), Unattributed, 17/05/2016
Sir Stephen Bubb will step down as chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo next month to take up a post leading a new programme to improve leadership and governance in the sector. The decision to step aside will bring to an end Bubb’s 15-year tenure at Acevo, during which time he has become one of the most high-profile figures in the charity sector. Asheem Singh, director of public policy at Acevo, will become interim chief executive until a permanent successor is found.
Sir Stephen Bubb to step down as Acevo chief executive
Charity Times (Web), Matt Ritchie, 17/05/2016
Sir Stephen Bubb is stepping down as the chief executive of Acevo, to lead an initiative aimed at securing strong governance and leadership across the charity sector. Bubb will head the Charity Futures Programme, which will sit within Acevo and has been made possible by a philanthropic gift. The donors have not been named, and the association announced their “commitment is to civic society and not publicity”. Acevo is seeking a new chief executive. The association’s director of public policy Asheem Singh will take up the role on an interim basis.
PRESS DIGEST- British Business – May 17
Reuters UK (Web), Unattributed, 17/05/2016
is badly prepared for a rapid increase in climate change-related natural disasters that by 2050 will put 1.3 billion people at risk, according to the World Bank. ( bit.ly/1Thb4lB )Stephen Bubb has announced he will be stepping down as chief executive of Acevo (Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations) after 15 years in June to head up the
Stop Treating People With Learning Disabilities as Second Class Citizens
Huffington Post UK (Blog), Lord Adebowale, 15/05/2016
by care workers at this private hospital against adults with severe learning difficulties led to criminal prosecutions. It also triggered extensive soul-searching as to how this was allowed to happen.Sir Stephen Bubb’s report in 2014 proposed a programme of closures of in-patient institutions providing inappropriate care. A charter of rights for people with learning disabilities and their families was
RNIB chief executive Lesley-Anne Alexander to retire
Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 11/05/16
which is creating thousands of private rented homes for residents in London.She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s 2012 Birthday Honours and until January 2015 was the chair of Acevo.
UK: Charity Update – 5 May 2016
Mondaq (Web), Unattributed, 11/05/16
Last Updated: 11 May 2016 Article by Graeme Nuttall and Penny Wotton Field Fisher Sector ‘pleased to see’ Government pause on anti-advocacyNCVO, ACEVO and Social Enterprise UK issue a joint statement responding to the announcement of a pause on implementation on the anti-lobbying clause. NCVO, ACEVO and Social Enterprise UKCabinet Office27 April
CHARITIES HAVE CRITICISED CABINET OFFICE MINISTER MATTHEW HANCOCK
Charity Times, p. 7, Unattributed, 02/04/16
paramount”, and that the proposed clause is compatible with the Compact as it does not prevent charities from campaigning providing they use their own resources. However, in a joint statement Acevo and NCVO called the response “deeply disappointing”. The new clause would see some organisations withdraw from the field due to their inability to separate advocacy work from their wider
How much money should your charity hold in reserve?
The Guardian.com (Web), Unattributed, 11/05/16
a fixed level of operating costs in reserve”. Review and explain Regularly reviewing levels and policies is crucial. Take the British Red Cross. In Beyond Reserves (pdf), a 2012 report from ACEVO and partners, the charity questioned its conservative attitudes towards reserves, and agreed a reduction of its £35m level would be appropriate. In its 2014 annual report, it set the
Duty of care: Tanni Grey-Thompson and the government?s Duty of Care working group
Sports Management (Web), Unattributed, 06/05/16
of the mental health charity Mind since 2006 and is chair of the NHS England Mental Health Taskforce, creating a five-year plan for mental health treatment. Also chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations. Anne Tiivas, Director of child protection, Sport Unit, NSPCC Anne Tiivas Tiivas has overseen the
Charity Update 5 May 2016
Lexology (Web), Unattributed, 06/05/16
Sector ‘pleased to see’ Government pause on anti-advocacy NCVO, ACEVO and Social Enterprise UK issue a joint statement responding to the announcement of a pause on implementation on the anti-lobbying clause. NCVO, ACEVO and Social Enterprise UK Cabinet
Is the sector losing its voice?
Charity Times, p. 23, Joe Lepper,, 02/04/16
But charity sector reaction has been mixed. NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington says Hodgson’s recommendations offer a “sensible package of reforms” that bring “much needed clarity”. Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb is a little more cautious saying the recommendations are “a good first step” to ensuring “charities are not unduly silenced”. Meanwhile, Jay Kennedy, director of policy and
THE CHARITY COMMISSION HAS MADE “BABY STEPS” IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION WITH ITS CLARIFICATIONS TO EU REFERENDUM GUIDANCE
Charity Times, p. 9, Unattributed, 02/04/16
covers, the various ways to engage in the referendum and the associated risks, and trustees’ responsibilities in safeguarding their organisations from exploitation by third parties. Acevo director of public policy Asheem Singh said the guidance “remains pedantic”, and “risks shutting out important voices”. It would be better to withdraw the guidance than “produce yet more unworkable iterations of a flawed