About the CEO Forum

Our CEO Forum is a Special Interest Group for CEOs or equivalents at professional bodies. It provides a non-competitive environment for staff at the most senior level to network, share and learn from each other.

The Forum is run by its members who set the agenda; we provide the administrative, secretarial and organisational expertise.

The group is open to members and non-members alike. Face-to-face meetings previously took place at least twice a year, but due to COVID-19 this has been amended to include 4 virtual meetings per membership year. These meetings are to be treated as a confidential setting to share best practice and find solutions to common problems.

CEO Forum 2021-22 Events

We’re pleased to confirm our programme of events for 2021-22. This year’s programme contains a combination of best practice sessions and sharing sessions. Our best practice sessions provide CEO Forum Members the chance to hear from key speakers. Our sharing sessions allow for more time to be spent on informal discussion, going around the room to hear different perspectives on key issues.

Meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. Specific dates and times will be confirmed closer to the events.

w/c 1 November 2021 -  Our first meeting will centre around the topic of recruiting and keeping skilled staff, and will be introduced with a presentation by David Sneesby of the LSL Group.

February 2022 – Our second meeting of the year will take the form of a sharing session. This session will have a general focus on public perception of expertise. With the rise of populism public perception of expertise has been damaged. The pandemic has perhaps knocked public confidence even further. What trends/changes are you observing? What will happen next? These are the questions we will look to discuss.

April 2022 - Our third meeting will take the form of another sharing session. Discussion will focus on member networks and issues of reputation management, considering how member interests can be balanced with strategic value.

July 2022 - For our fourth and final event, we hope to meet in-person, subject to delegates’ wishes, for an in-depth best practice session on the move to build back better. We are currently searching for a suitable speaker for this event.


Previous Meetings

Reports from our previous meetings can be downloaded here



Membership subscriptions are based on an annual fee:

- PARN member  £250 (+VAT)
- Non-member  £325 (+VAT)


Interested in joining? Please e-mail [email protected].