With pressure and expectation from all sides, and at a time of increased uncertainty in the voluntary sector, being a CEO can sometimes be a lonely and difficult experience.

Since its creation, ACEVO’s CEO in Crisis service has provided support and advice to many charity and social enterprise CEOs facing a range of governance issues. Common examples include breakdowns in the relationship between a CEO and their Chair and support to repair it, or a CEO who believes that their job is at risk and want to understand their rights and options.

Jenny Berry, who runs the CEO in Crisis Helpline, will tell us more about the service and some of the recent issues they have encountered and will share some tips on how to handle difficult situations and how to prevent them developing into a crisis.

ACEVO is the UK’s largest network of civil society leaders, offering peer support, networking opportunities and professional development to Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.



This is open to all Pears Grantees but will be particularly relevant for chief executives, senior management and trustees.

If you’d like to book a place please contact Rachel Franklin.

Trainer Biography

Jenny Berry is the Director of Leadership and Governance at the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO).  Previously, Jenny’s 25 year career in the Third Sector took her to the role of CEO of the Community Transport Association- a UK wide membership body based in the Manchester.



Extra Information

The event will start at 12.00 pm with lunch and end at 2pm.

A vegetarian lunch will be served; if you have any dietary requirements please let us know.

JHub is in Haskell House, 152 West End Lane, London, NW6 1SD. For directions please follow this link.

Please note there is no parking at JHub.