Anton Colella, CEO, Moore Stephens International (current ICAS CEO)


Colella moved to ICAS from the Scottish Qualification Authority in 2006. He spent ten years at ICAS, and is due to depart the professional body in at the end of March 2018.

During Colella’s term, ICAS has grown significantly through a network expansion and broadening its service offerings and target markets.

When the chance to become global CEO of Moore Stephens presented itself, however, Colella could not resist the opportunity to continue leading change at the heart of the global profession.

As Colella prepared to leave, the president of ICAS Sir Brian Souter, said: “Anton has been the architect of a transformed ICAS…we believe he will continue to have a valuable role as a leader in the accountancy profession”.

Why did he make the power list?

Colella is number 29 on the Accountancy Age Financial Power List 2018:

After 10 years at ICAS, Colella is departing the professional body in March this year to embark on a new challenge as global CEO of accountancy network Moore Stephens International. Tasked with implementing a new strategy, Colella will be intent of driving growth and strengthening the Moore Stephens brand worldwide in his role.

Moore Stephens International

Moore Stephens is a Top 10 accounting and advisory network which supports individuals, entrepreneurs, large organisations, and complex international businesses. It was 9th in the Accountancy Age Top 50+50 rankings 2017.

The firm has 37 offices throughout the UK, and many more in more than 100 countries around the world.

Moore Stephens UK boasts £181.4m in revenue, 185 partners, and over 2000 members of staff.


Find out who made numbers 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, and 46-50. You can also compare this year’s power list with those in 2016 and 2017.

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