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ACCA welcomes new and re-elected Council members and announces new Council Board


12 Dec 2019


As a result of elections, six new ACCA members have been elected to sit on ACCA’s Council. They are:
  • Carol-Ann Boothe, Director - KPMG LLP, USA
  • Natalie Chan, Partner - Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Hong Kong SAR China
  • Matt Dolphin, Finance Director - Greater Anglia, UK
  • Gillian McCreadie, Business services manager - Robb Ferguson Chartered Accountants, UK
  • Brigitte Muyenga, Commissioner Finance - Zambia Revenue Authority, Zambia
  • Joseph Owolabi, Director - Deloitte Asia Pacific, Australia
They join nine re-elected Council colleagues:
  • Mohd Nasir Ahmad, group chairman - CIMB Group Holdings Berhard, Malaysia
  • Sharon Critchlow, Director - Newgrange Developments Ltd; Director - Discover Your Bounce for Business Ltd, UK
  • John Cullen, member of Menzies LLP, UK
  • Datuk Zaiton Mohd Hassan, CEO - Malaysia Professional Accountancy Centre (MyPAC), Malaysia
  • Lorraine Holleway, Financial Controller - Qatar Shell, Qatar
  • Michelle Hourican, Director - Datatrails Ltd, Ireland
  • Arthur Lee, Assistant President and Company Secretary - CGN New Energy Holdings Co Ltd, Hong Kong SAR China
  • Dean Lee, Managing Director - Tyche Hotel Company
  • Phoebe Hao Yu, CFO - Shenzhen Energy Group, China

Each brings a wealth of experience to Council, from the public sector to audit and assurance, from mentoring and coaching to sustainability.

Jenny Gu, president of ACCA says: ‘Our Council acts for members on the global stage. Its mission is to ensure ACCA delivers the objectives stated in our Royal Charter. Council members provide strategic direction for ACCA, adding great value to ACCA’s work. Members’ insights and experience help to make us the successful global professional body we are today. I look forward to working with them all and welcome them on board.’

ACCA’s Council consists of 38 members, with three officers – Jenny Gu, president; Mark Millar, deputy president and Orla Collins, vice president.
ACCA also announces a new Council Board, which comprises the officers, three Council members, two non-Council appointees and the Chief Executive. Council Board will meet six times a year and will be responsible for oversight of performance in delivering the strategy, reporting to Council. The members are:
  • Jenny Gu, Chair
  • Mark Millar
  • Orla Collins
  • Mohd Nasir Ahmad
  • Ayla Majid
  • Lorraine Holleway
  • Anand Aithal, non-Council member
  • Daryl Fielding, non-Council member
  • Helen Brand (ex officio)
Anand Aithal joins ACCA’s Council Board with significant experience in financial analysis, data analytics, fintech, economics, professional services and government. He is currently Non-Executive Board Member of the UK Cabinet Office and a non-executive director of Lifescale Ltd, a financial technology firm. He is a trustee of two charities, Aldridge Education and Restless Development, that have a strong focus on social mobility, international development and youth employment.
Daryl Fielding brings to ACCA’s Council Board extensive brand and marketing expertise. Daryl’s career spans 30 years, working for advertising agencies and brand owners, mostly in global roles, on brands including Ford, Dove, Cadbury, Milka and Vodafone. Daryl is currently the CEO of a start-up charity, The Marketing Academy Foundation, which enables young adults from tough backgrounds to start a career in the marketing industries. Daryl serves on other not-for-profit boards, including the British Heart Foundation.
Jenny Gu concludes: ‘As a global, growing and successful organisation, these developments are all about modernising our governance structure. The overall objective of our governance remains steadfast - to ensure that ACCA continues to deliver the objectives stated in our Royal Charter: to act in the public interest.’
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Monique McKenzie, ACCA Newsroom
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About ACCA
ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, offering business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.
ACCA supports its 219,000 members and 527,000 students (including affiliates) in 179 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 110 offices and centres and 7,571 Approved Employers worldwide, and 328 approved learning providers who provide high standards of learning and development.
Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conducts relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.
ACCA has introduced major innovations to its flagship qualification to ensure its members and future members continue to be the most valued, up-to-date and sought-after accountancy professionals globally.
Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. More information is here:
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