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Last updated March 2018

Our Staff

Meet the friendly team at ACO

Chief Executive - Dominic Fox

Dominic Fox has worked in the voluntary and community sector for over 40 years. Dominic has held a number of senior management posts including Director of the Kings Cross Homelessness Project, Acting Chief Executive at National Homeless Alliance, CEO of a disabled children's charity, Kidsactive, and was Director of the Children's Centre Project, a collaboration of seven national charities based at the National Children's Bureau. He was a trustee of NCVO for 12 years and has been a Director at NCVO Trading since 2008. Dominic stood down as Chief Executive of The Stone Ashdown Trust in December 2008 when it became one of the UK's first charitable foundations to "spend out" its capital. After a period as CEO at care charity Hoffmann Foundation for Autism he took up post at ACO in February 2011.

Network Development Officer - Claire Bardner

Claire joined ACO in November 2017. She has extensive experience as a consultant at War Child UK, a social entreprenuer with her own company Kids Show and Tell Ltd and over ten years working in top London marketing agencies in Client Service as a Group Account Director working on Barclays, the AA and many other household names. Prior to joining ACO she was Chair at Highgate Primary School PSA for six years.

The Network Development Officer role combines Membership Services, including membership support, development and recruitment; Events management; Marketing & Communications; Website content management & social media; Research projects; administration of ICT and general office duties.

Finance Manager - Catherine Ginger

Catherine has been with ACO over fifteen years and knows the organisation inside and out. She looks after the finances for the Association and ensures everything with the office, membership subscriptions and events runs smoothly. 

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