ACE appoints new chief executive

Stephen Marcos Jones provides been appointed new LEADER of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).

Taking on his new function on 31 January 2022, the entire year he replaces Hannah Vickers who left ACE previously in.

Following greater than a 10 years in senior leadership functions representing the UK’s power sector on the worldwide phase, Jones joins ACE, after four yrs at the helm of UKPIA, the business association for the UK’s downstream fuel field.

While at UKPIA, he led substantial change across this essential manufacturing industry, spearheading a cross-industry reaction on problems such as environment regulation and marketing the sector’s possibility to deliver decarbonisation in search of Internet Zero, while assisting to articulate a eyesight for a sustainable upcoming for the field.

Jones in addition has led on issues like the energy changeover, the part of hydrogen, fuel high quality, forging collaborative plus proactive relationships with the united kingdom Government plus the devolved administrations in ministerial level. Most recently, he’s got promoted the idea of commercial clustering and is really a solid advocate of the Government’s levelling up agenda.

Ahead of this Jones held several senior leadership opportunities at OGUK, the representative entire body for the united kingdom offshore energy industry, where he grew industrial revenues for the association by way of a robust member events and engagement programme. He led a strategy to drive efficiency in to the industry also, through the optimisation of procurement procedures across the entire provide chain.

ACE Seat, Dave Beddell ,  mentioned: “With respect to our membership, I’d like in order to welcome Stephen in order to ACE. Having conducted a thorough search for our following CEO, the board has been unanimous in its look at that Stephen had been the outstanding applicant to consider our organisation forwards in exactly what is a amount of both immense problem and chance of the consultancy industry. 

“Stephen’s proven connection with executive leadership and impactful stakeholder engagement is incredibly impressive, and I anticipate working carefully with him as ACE proceeds to market the critical role experts have in delivering govt objectives around economic recuperation, levelling and Internet Zero up.”

Commenting on his appointment, Jones said: “The previous few years have already been incredibly challenging for the united kingdom economy, but where there’s challenge there’s opportunity also.

“It really is already clear if you ask me our members are essential partners for authorities and our market is uniquely positioned to show political ambition into useful reality. I’m delighted to really have the possibility to help ACE’s people take a leading function in providing a sustainable future for all of us all.

“My aim would be to meet at the very least 100 individuals in my own first 100 times, kicking off a rigorous induction programme where time I am hearing to stakeholders to comprehend how ACE can continue steadily to give a compelling proposition, also to prioritise the ongoing function of the association to increase value because of its membership.”

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