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Julie Hotchkiss joins ACCA’s executive team


Julie Hotchkiss has been appointed as executive director – people at ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), taking up her position on ACCA’s senior executive team on 1 November 2018. 
In this newly created role, Julie will be responsible for ACCA’s global human resources, talent and organisational capability. 
Commenting on her appointment, Helen Brand OBE, chief executive of ACCA says: ‘Julie has a deep and keen understanding of ACCA, having joined us in 2014 as our director of customer service. I’m delighted that Julie’s knowledge and skills will now be a key part of our executive team as we formulate our strategy to 2025. It’s a role that demonstrates our commitment to identifying and nurturing our global talent, which is ACCA’s greatest asset.’
Julie Hotchkiss adds: ‘I’m thrilled to be taking on this new executive role, aligning our people agenda with ACCA’s overall strategy to be number one in developing the accountancy profession the world needs. After all, as a growing organisation, it’s ACCA’s people that deliver this strategy, supporting members, students and our many other stakeholders. So developing and investing in our talent is a must as a leading and dynamic 21st century employer.’
About Julie Hotchkiss
Julie joined ACCA as director – customer service in August 2014, having previously held senior roles in both the private and public sectors. As director – customer service, Julie led a large team to deliver significant improvements to enhance ACCA’s customer experience. 
Between July 2016 and May 2017, Julie played a pivotal role in developing ACCA’s strategic alliance with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), which continues to increase the voice and influence of both bodies worldwide, bringing value to members and partners. 
In June last year, Julie became director – Europe and Americas, a geographic region comprising more than half of ACCA’s global membership. Since then, Julie has successfully implemented a number of projects and strategies to the markets in this region so they are well positioned to grow for the future.
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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 208,000 members and 503,000 students 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 104 offices and centres and more than 7,300 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee 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: