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The Association of County Chief Executives (ACCE) brings together the Chief Executives of over 30 large English upper tier and unitary authorities. Members of ACCE work to identify common challenges, commission research and share solutions, and discuss key issues with senior Whitehall Civil Servants.

ACCE works closely with a range of partner organisations, including the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers, the County Councils Network, and the Society of County Treasurers. ACCE is supported in its work by an Advisory Group of senior policy staff within individual authorities.

The office-holders of ACCE are currently:

Chair: Tony McArdle, Chief Executive, Lincolnshire County Council
Secretary: Richard Flinton, North Yorkshire County Council
Honorary Treasurer: Peter Bungard, Chief Executive, Gloucestershire County Council
Vice Chair: Debbie Ward, Chief Executive, Dorset County Council