Governance

ACO is a registered charity and is managed by a board of trustees comprising both ACO members and individuals with experience in the wider charity sector

Find out more about ACO’s Trustees and access our latest ACO Trustee Report and Financial Statements below.

Our Trustees

  • Chair: D'Arcy Myers - Smallwood Trust
  • Treasurer: John Brown - Iprovision
  • Caroline Aldred
  • Kris Barnett - ICE Benevolent Fund
  • Julie Green – Glasspool Charity Trust
  • Jodie Gill - CABA
  • Juliet Smithson - LionHeart
  • Liam Evans - Action for Children
  • D’Arcy spent eight years working in marketing and business development before going to the independent Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific with VSO. This led to work in 32 countries around the world from Africa, the Far East, Europe, the former Soviet Union, USA and the South Pacific.

    With twelve years hands-on experience as a charity CEO, he has led a number of charities through change and development. For the past five years he has been a highly successful and experienced independent Third Sector consultant operating at a senior level with Boards and Chief Executives. D’Arcy was one of the founders of the Small Charities Coalition and Charity2020 and also set up the South East Charity Forum and The Corporate Social Partnership.

    Passionate about professionalism within the 3rd sector, D’Arcy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a trustee of a number of voluntary organisations including ACO. He was also a secondary school governor for eight years.