Acher will take on the role for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Weekend Trust, a steering group chaired by Lord Sterling of Plaistow, chairman of P&O.
The trust will oversee the celebrations due to take place over an extended holiday weekend in June 2002.
Plans include pop and classical concerts to be held in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, as well as street parties, beacon lighting and a carnival pageant in the Mall.
Acher, who will retire from KPMG at the end of the year, said: ‘It is a tremendous honour and privilege to be asked to act as treasurer. Hopefully the celebrations will been an opportunity, in the year of diversity, to bring people together.’
Two years ago Acher was awarded the CBE for his charity work, including that for disabled driving charity Motability, also chaired by Lord Sterling.
Acher’s appointment is not the first royal duty for KPMG – former partner Sir Michael Peat, as keeper of the privy purse, is the Royal Household’s accountant.
More information about the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations can be found at www.goldenjubilee.gov.uk
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