ADEPT consists of a number of subject and sub-national boards that reflect ADEPT’s remit. The diagram here illustrates the Association’s structure for 2016/17 (updated January 2017).

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team is the executive body for ADEPT. It:

  • ensures the effective running of the Association
  • takes an overview of its affairs
  • determines policies.

Presidency of ADEPT

In June 2017 Simon Neilson became the new ADEPT President, taking over from Rupert Clubb, East Sussex County Council.

Simon has been the Executive Director - Economy & Environment at Walsall Council since 2013. Before joining Walsall Council, Simon was previously Assistant Director: Place at Essex County Council, with lead responsibility for the South East LEP and the Whole Essex Community Budget pilot (Economic Opportunity).

Simon's priorities for his year as President include:

  • Building alliances - improve / amplify ADEPT's voice, be tactical and run campaigns ADEPT will be recognised for and celebrate success of ADEPT and its members
  • To drive / develop the role of Place Directors
  • Engagement - are ADEPT truly representing the membership? how can we engage better?

Subject boards and sub-national groups

Click here to find out more about each of the subject boards and sub-national groups.

Governance and constitution

Click here to see our Governance Framework.

Click here to see ADEPT’s constitution.