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Chief Executive Officer

New Malden, London with International Travel
This position is now closed to applications.

ABE is a not-for-profit qualifications awarding body whose mission is to make relevant, high quality business training and UK accredited qualifications accessible and affordable in developing nations with local study, providing opportunities therefore those who aspire to careers in business and enabling them to create wealth for their local communities. ABE has traditionally operated in British Commonwealth countries, but its activities are now increasingly worldwide.

We are working with ABE to recruit a Chief Executive with significant strategic and leadership experience to drive ABE as the head of the executive team and to act as an ambassador for ABE in the UK and Internationally. ABE’s current strategy is to focus and grow; the Chief Executive will be responsible for growing the business in a way that meets the standards of relevant regulators and for monitoring the performance of the organisation – recommending changes in response to, or anticipation of, internal and external influences.

The appointed candidate will have a passion for education with experience within the FE, HE or qualifications sector, alongside and will demonstrate a good understanding of the wider political, economic and social environment in which ABE’s education and membership services are delivered. Experience in a business to business organisation of some complexity and within a competitive global market is key, particularly in the UK, Africa and SE Asia.

For a confidential discussion about the role and organisation please contact Ken Dalgleish or Donogh O’Brien on 0141 212 7555. For more information please visit

To apply, please complete the short form below and upload your CV and covering letter. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your application within one hour please contact Lauren Neil on 0141 212 7555 to ensure it has been received.

Closing date: Monday 19th December