Chief Executive

David Hughes became Chief Executive in September 2016. He is responsible for the overall management of the organisation and regularly meets with politicians, stakeholders and partners to represent colleges.

Quick links for Chief Executive

Feature publications for Chief Executive

  • AoC Chief Executive's Letter 22/01/21

    This week's letter from David includes; White Paper, Assessment 2021 consultations, Post-16 study at level 2 and below: call for evidence, Higher education announcements, Revenue and capital funding, Changes to testing in schools and colleges, Senior Pay Survey, SEND staff and vaccinations, AoC SEND Policy Group, WPM Payment Security Summit, AoC Annual Conference and more.

    22 Jan 2021

  • Chief Executive Letter 15/01/2021

    This week's letter from David includes; Responding to the Consultation on the Review of Qualifications at Level 3, 2021 exam and assessments, Vaccinations, Lateral flow testing, College funding issues, Letter to the Skills Minister, March budget, T-levels, SEND students, AoC Response to ESFA Review of Apprenticeship Eligible and Ineligible costs, Survey on the impact of enrichment in colleges, White Paper Working Group, AoC Annual Conference, Colleges Live and more.

    15 Jan 2021

  • Chief Executive Letter 08/01/2021

    This week's letter from David includes; National shutdown, Exams and assessment in 2021, March 2021 budget submission, CEC - research: ‘Careers Leadership in Colleges’, Students with EHCPs, Sports competitions postponed, Director for Diversity, Red January Campaign, VocTech Seed 21 fund, AoC Annual Conference and Upcoming Events.

    08 Jan 2021

  • Chief Executive Letter 11/12/2020

    This week's letter from David includes; Review of qualifications at level 3: provider survey, R04 data reminder, Ofsted grades and access to funding, Brexit, Controlling the virus, Capital funding, National Skills Fund Level 3 course list and bootcamps, ESFA launch an ‘invitation only’ consultation on eligible and ineligible apprenticeship costs, Calls for colleges with case studies – working with the unemployed, National Apprenticeship Week 2021, Would your governing body benefit from a free board review? and Events.

    11 Dec 2020

Search all publications View all

Events for Chief Executive View all

Stay in touch with Chief Executive

Contact us


Phone: 020 7034 9900