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ACCA unveils new president at AGM

ACCA has announced the appointment of insolvency practitioner George Auger to take over the role of president from Moyra Kedslie.

The decision was made at the institute’s annual general meeting, held in London yesterday.

Hertfordshire-based Auger has been an ACCA member since 1962 and is well known in insolvency circles for his role as a council member of the professional association, R3.

Next in line for the presidency in 2002 will be GCA Accountancy partner Jonathan Beckerlegge (deputy president this year). Beckerlegge chairs ACCA’s audit committee and has been prominent in the association’s campaign against further rises to the audit threshold.

Sam Wong, an audit partner with Ernst & Young Hong Kong, has been elected vice president and becomes the association’s first non-European office holder.

Also at the AGM, Moyra Kedslie helped to defeat an AGM resolution that 75% of ACCA’s senior staff should be members of the association by examination.

Chingford-based Anthony Thorne proposed the resolution and told the AGM, ‘we see ACCA as the top professional qualification. Not to employ officers who are members indicates a lack of support.’

The resolution’s timing was influenced by the search for a replacement for ACCA chief executive Anthea Rose, currently underway. ‘The managers of the ICAEW and other professional bodies are members. We wanted to tell council to look at members first,’ Thorne explained later.

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