Sir Stephen Bubb, the utterly relentless head of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, found himself rubbing shoulders with God Himself when he became the subject of a Today Programme Thought for the Day slot recently.
Sir Stephen announced that he was “deeply flattered”, to be featured in such an exalted slot, even though Canon Angela Tilby – who went to the same Oxford college as him, his blog helpfully informs us – only brought him up so she could correct his theology. It turns out he had quoted the Bible as part of an impassioned defence of high pay among charity bosses.
As he is effectively the union rep for charity leaders, it seems fair enough that Sir Stephen would publicly defend their pay, not least because his six figure salary is paid through membership fees.
And End Game utterly condemns those mean hacks who recently criticised the use of ACEVO funds for Sir Stephen’s 60th birthday party. The event was part of “ongoing work in building stakeholder relationships”, as an Acevo spokesman told the Mail.