ACEVO’s board oversees the direction and management of the association.
Board members are often involved in other aspects of ACEVO’s work such as sitting on sub-committees, chairing special interest groups and acting as ambassadors for ACEVO. We are committed to good governance and the board has reviewed its performance against the code of good governance using the methodology of ACEVO’s own governance review tool.
The board consists of up to 10 full members elected by the membership, up to four individuals co-opted by the board (including a chair from the membership and treasurer appointed by the board) and ACEVO’s chief executive.
The chair, vice chair and treasurer form the officers of the board. Read ACEVO’s trustee diversity targets. For further information about our board, please call 020 7014 4600 or email email@example.com.
Rosie is chief executive of The House of St Barnabas, a social enterprise members’ club and employment academy which exists to break the cycle of homelessness. Prior to this she was CEO of Gingerbread, the national charity for single parent families where she led the charity through a period of significant organisational change. Rosie was also CEO of London Youth where she grew the organisation significantly in income and impact. She was interim director at Youth Business International, a commissioner on the London Fairness Commission and a trustee of Centre for London.
Rosie joined the board in 2019.
Joyce is director of finance and operations at the Global Greengrants Fund. She was previously chief operating officer of the Black Equity Organisation, and director of finance and resources at SignHealth. She has worked in the charity sector since 2009 after more than 10 years in the book publishing and media industry. Before joining SignHealth, Joyce held senior finance leadership positions in various national charities including CPAG and Charity Digital. Joyce is also an active member of CFG and a board member of Gingerbread.
Joyce joined the board in 2020.
Kate is chief executive of Ategi, a not-for-profit support provider who work with adults who need help to live their lives. She was previously CEO of Autism at Kingwood, a charity and specialist support provider of services to autistic adults. With an initial career in information technology, Kate left the corporate sector in 2002 to pursue a career in the charitable and voluntary sector. With a Masters in Health & Social Care, Kate was an active board member for Association for Real Change, an organisation representing service providers in the learning disability sector.
Kate joined the board in 2020.CEO
Neil Heslop OBE
Neil is chief executive of CAF, and co-founder of the charity Blind In Business, serving as a trustee since 1992. He was previously CEO of international pan-disability charity Leonard Cheshire Disability and acted as an advisor to the UK government on the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act. Neil is also co-chair of the Disability Charities Consortium, a group of the eight largest disability charities dedicated to promoting the rights and interests of 13 million disabled people in the UK.
Neil joined the board in 2020.
Rashid is chief executive of the Winch, a place-based youth and community charity in Camden, which delivers innovative programmes, including Take Back the Power and North Camden Zone. He has volunteered in small organisations and start-ups, including as a founder trustee of Transform Justice and as a CAB Management Committee member. Rashid has held senior leadership positions in national organisations, including Refugee Action, as well as contributing to the establishment of national wellbeing indicators, through secondment to the UK Government Cabinet Office.
Rashid joined the board in 2020.
Jane is ACEVO’s chief executive. She has most recently headed up Creative and Cultural Skills, working to create fair and inclusive opportunities within the creative and cultural sectors. Before that, she spent four years as CEO of NAVCA, where she led the transformation of the national membership body for local voluntary sector infrastructure organisations in England. She has leadership and communications experience in both the voluntary and public sectors and a genuine commitment to delivering a valuable and impactful experience for members.
Jane joined the board in 2022.
Andrew is chief executive of Humanists UK, the 125-year-old advocacy and service delivery charity for the non-religious. He is also president of Humanists International, the global umbrella body for national humanist organisations. Andrew has executive and non-executive experience in 16 voluntary organisations from local arts charities to international NGOs and has been an adviser to four government departments on ethics, equality, and human rights. He is based in the West Midlands where he was born and has a strong interest in localism and public affairs, working in political literacy and democracy charities.
Andrew joined the board in 2022.