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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 2024/25 (updated June 2024).

Leadership Team

On 1st April 2022, ADEPT become a company limited by guarantee. It has five directors: the President, Immediate Vice President and 3 Vice Presidents.

The Leadership Team has retained its current constituency. That includes the President, Immediate Past President, Vice Presidents along with the chairs of the Regional and Subject Boards, CCS Wales, SCOTS, the Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland plus the CEO. Its role will be to continue to act as a consultative body, advising the Board of Directors on behalf of the wider membership, to: 

  • ensure the effective running of the Association
  • take an overview of its affairs
  • to help determine policies.

The 2022/23 annual review and 2023/24 forward plan are here.

Presidency of ADEPT

  • In May 2024 Ann Carruthers became the ADEPT President, taking over from Anthony Payne, Plymouth City Council.
  • Angela Jones (Westmorland & Furness Council) is the 1st Vice President.
  • Andrew Cook (Suffolk County Council) and Katie Stewart (Surrey County Council) are the 2nd Vice Presidents.

Their roles are set out here.

In her inaugural address at ADEPT’s recent President’s Awards, Ann outlined her key priorities for the year ahead, which will focus on building resilience

In summary, this will include the following:

  • Resilience across place services – what will we be delivering in the future to ensure we are creating resilient places ( what services, what materials, how we deliver) that are adapting to climate change and driving forward decarbonisation (and with limited funding).
  • Resilient organisations – we are seeing many structures evolving (combined authorities, devo deals, no devo deals and that’s on top of unitary/two tier structures) how as place leaders do we ensure our places benefit regardless of the structures we operate in.
  • Our own personal resilience and that of our people – being a place leaders has never been more challenging, how do we look after ourselves and encourage the next generation of place leaders to step up to the mark while motivating our teams in what is a challenging sector given public and political expectations. 

Subject Boards and Regional Boards

Click here to find out more about each of the subject boards and regional boards.

Governance and constitution

Click here to see our Governance Framework.

Click here to see ADEPT’s Constitution.

Click here to see ADEPT’s Policy on Subject Board Expenditure.

Click here to see ADEPT’s Policy on Travel & Subsistence.

Click here to see ADEPT’s Policy on Freedom of Information requests.

Click here to see ADEPT's Finance Reserve Policy.

Click here to see ADEPT's Privacy Policy.

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