a little history…

ella Forums was set up in 2013 by Brian Chernett, the Founder of The Academy for Chief Executives.  For 18 years, the Academy, helped thousands of CEOs achieve measurable results for their organisations via a holistic leadership development programme. The tried and tested methods that worked for leaders in the commercial sector have been adapted to inspire leaders in charities and social enterprises through ella Forums.

we are growing

In response to growing demand across the UK, ella Forums has, in the last year, launched new groups for the Southern region, centred around Brighton, and the West Midlands region centred around Birmingham.

Forums for Emerging Leaders and Trustees are the latest additions.

our values





To understand

To open horizons

To say what we believe

To do all this with love

our behaviours




Fun loving

To include all ethical leaders

To be and to encourage openness

To encourage forward action

To enjoy and celebrate the journey