Sir Stephen  Bubb

Sir Stephen Bubb

Chief executive, Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) from 2000

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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Bubb to chair NHS steering group on 'co-commissioning' with the voluntary sector

Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, has been appointed to chair an NHS steering group that will look at “co-commissioning” with the voluntary sector after the target for relocating Winterbourne View patients was missed.

Bubb: Charity Commission is 'targeting Muslim charities in a disproportionate way'

Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, has criticised the Charity Commission's treatment of Muslim charities.

'Politicians need to stop bullying charities'

Following recent criticism of charities' campaigning activity by of politicians Andrew Hind argues that charities should be independent, but not neutral.

OCS to announce plans for £48m of Futurebuilders repayments

The Office for Civil Society has promised to commit much of the £48m of repayments from the Futurebuilders England loan fund, and will announce plans to commit much of that money on a new project in the sector later this summer.

I can see nowhere to register my 'challenge' and all the social networking tools say 'coming soon'. All I would say to Britain's Personal Best is that the weekend of 4-6th Oct is also coming soon and all you have is a one-page website to show for £1m.

» Umbrella bodies line up to support Britain's Personal Best

Joe Irvin, chief executive of Navca

Proposed new powers for the Charity Commission must not lead it to lose empathy with the charities it regulates and must be accompanied by more funding to be effective, charity leaders have warned in their responses to yesterday's Queen's Speech.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg yesterday gave a speech warning the UK’s commitment to international aid must be defended with "renewed energy and vigour against the forces of insularity and xenophobia which are now on the march”.

Councils told to be fair to voluntary sector when setting budgets

Local councils must “act with fairness” to the voluntary sector and avoid salami-slicing when setting budgets, Acevo, Navca and Compact Voice have said in a joint letter sent last week to all local councils.

Bubb: proposals to extend FoI to charities must be ‘resisted at all costs’

Charities must accept transparency disclosures in public sector contracts, but should resist “at all costs” proposals to extend the Freedom of Information Act to the sector, the head of chief executives body Acevo has said.

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