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ACE CEO Bill Hudson has announced that after 9 years of working for ACE Credit Union Services he will be retiring following his 70th birthday in August 2023. Having worked for the credit union sector since 1990, Bill feels that now is the right time for him to pass on the responsibility of running the 24-year-old credit union trade association.

Bill said “When I first started working for ACE in 2014, the Board were uncertain as to whether or not they could afford to pay a full-time CEO. I had worked closely we with previous CEO, Barbara Hann who had not received a salary. I knew at the time that ACE had been set up as an alternative type of trade body that put its members at the top of the tree regardless of size and that’s what appealed to me”

Although he will no longer be the ACE CEO in September 2023, Bill has agreed to remain on the ACE Board of Directors as a volunteer. He said: “The last 9 years have been very enjoyable and I will leave with many happy memories of working with ACE members and ACE directors who have always been very supportive of me. I will continue to follow the future of ACE and support its development.” The CEO role has been advertised on LinkedIn and already attracted a lot of interest. If you are an ACE CU Services member and interested in applying for the role, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to discuss further.

If you would like to apply for the CEO's job please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Job interviews will take place in Manchester on the 13th July 2023.


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