Sir Stephen Bubb
Sir Stephen Bubb has been chief executive at the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (Acevo) since 2000.
Under his leadership Acevo has become an effective lobbying body with strong links into government and campaigns hard for greater delivery of public services by charities.
Prior to joining Acevo Sir Stephen had worked as director of personnel at the National Lottery Charities Board, head of personnel at the Association of Metropolitan Authorities, negotiations officer at the National Union of Teachers and research officer at the Transport and General Workers’ Union.
He studied for a politics and philosophy degree at Oxford University where he also got his Masters in economics.
He is a colourful and sometimes controversial figure in the sector and writes a popular and often provocative blog that details his extensive networking and even aspects of his personal life. He has his own parody figure in the form of Sir Robin Bogg, chief executive of the spoof British Umbrella Backing Body (BUBB), who writes a tongue-in-cheek blog uncannily similar to Sir Stephen’s own.
He was knighted in the 2011 New Year's Honours List.
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The public needs to be educated on the importance of campaigning in the charity sector in light of recent press attacks, the head of programmes at Barrow Cadbury Trust told the sector's independence panel yesterday.
Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb has criticised today’s Public Administration Select Committee inquiry into the Charities Act 2006, saying that it proposes adding bureaucratic burdens to charities which should be left to get on with their missions.
Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, has suggested that the Big Lottery Fund is used to fund some politicians’ “hobby horses” and has called for it to be reconstituted as a charitable foundation.
Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb has said the Charity Commission will have to get better at regulating the sector before charities would be prepared to supplement its income with fees.
This is SCANDALOUS and reeks of far more than incompetence. I hope Sir Stephen is thorough and transparent in his investigation.
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Jonathan Jenkins, chief executive of the Social Investment Business, is reviewing his use of social media in order to minimise perceptions that he has social relationships with people from charities that receive statutory funds on his recommendation.
Social Investment Business will continue to manage the Futurebuilders and Modernisation Funds for the Cabinet Office for a further three years after a successful contract bid.
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