Our Team

Our friendly and approachable team is always available to help with support for your charity, listen to your issues and challenges and provide/signpost to sources of advice and assistance where appropriate.

Please feel free to contact us at any point using the details on our team’s profiles.

Donal Watkin – Chief Executive

Donal is Chief Executive of ACO and responsible for all strategic, governance and operational aspects of ACO, as well as managing relationships between our members and corporate partners. Donal began his career with not for profit organisations in Northern Ireland and the U.S. before moving to the U.K. membership sector.

Beth Smith – Communications and Engagement Lead

Beth is our Communications and Engagement lead, responsible for communications, PR, and content for ACO. She is also responsible for supporting ACO members. Beth joins ACO from an acute NHS Trust where she was a member of the busy communications team, working closely with the hospital charity.

Jenni Hancock – Bookkeeper

Our Bookkeeper Jenni is responsible for ACO's finance. Jenni joins ACO with more than 20 years’ experience in finance and treasury. She currently provides freelance support to a local charity and a small business in addition to her part-time role with ACO.