Sir David was among the winners of this year’s Accountancy Age Awards, presented at a gala reception held in London at the Battersea Park Arena.
With a distinguished career spanning four decades in practice, business, academia and international standard setting, Sir David has used his most acute accounting knowledge and sharpest Scottish humour to succeed.
Other winners celebrating at this year’s awards included John Connolly, chief executive and senior partner of Deloitte in the UK, who was voted Personality of the Year.
Connolly has presided over tumultuous times at the Big Four firm. He oversaw the rise of Deloitte to second place among the Big Four and the successful integration of a large part of Andersen UK and its partners.
As ever, the most difficult category to judge was the Big Four Firm. But despite strong competition, the judges overwhelmingly voted for KPMG.
The judges were impressed by the firm’s success in adjusting its business model in a tough regulatory environment and its commitment to corporate social responsibility.
KPMG also picked up awards for Corporate Finance Deal of the Year and Accountant of the Year.
To read about all the Accountancy Age Awards winners, click on the links below.
Outstanding contribution Sir David Tweedie, chairman of the IASB
Personality of the Year John Connolly, chief executive Deloitte
Big Four Firm of the Year KPMG
Large Firm of the Year Johnston Carmichael
Medium Firm of the Year Haslers Chartered Accountnants
Small Firm of the Year SJD Accountancy
Finance Team of the Year Lambeth Finance Department
Corporate Finance Deal of the Year KPMG
Business Annual Report of the Year Acambis
Public Sector Annual Report of the Year Learning and Skills Council
Blue Chip FD of the Year Warren Persky, FD Telereal
Growing Business FD of the Year Thomas Chambers, FD Symbian Ltd
Public Sector FD of the Year Richard Ennis, FD London Borough of Lambeth
AAT Accounting Technician of the Year Emma James, Nationwide Locum Services
Accountant of the Year Timothy Copnell of the Audit Committee Institute, KPMG
ACCA Accountant of the Year Amy Gower, ABN AMRO
Enterprise Software of the Year Open Accounts
Mid Range Software of the Year Coda-Dream
Small Business Software of the Year Mamut
Recruitment Consultancy of the Year Finance Professionals
Employer of the Year BDO Stoy Hayward