The former FD of FTSE 100 technology giant Smiths Group is set to become
president of ICAS.
Alan Thomson has been nominated as the next junior vice-president of ICAS, a
position that means that he will become president in 2010.
Thomson is a non-exec at Johnson Mathey, Crossmatch Technologies and Alstom.
He is also on the council of the Scots body and chairman of the technical policy
Isobel Sharp, ICAS president, said: ‘Alan will be a terrific ambassador for
ICAS. He is well respected in UK industry and financial circles, and his
international experience will serve the Institute well. He has made a major
contribution to the work of ICAS through his involvement with our technical
committees – in particular, the production of guidance for pensions trustees,
which has been well received throughout the UK.’
In a statement, Alan said of his appointment: ‘I am delighted to be nominated
as junior vice-president of ICAS. The Institute is in great shape and is
launching its new strategy this month. I am determined that ICAS continues to
make a difference and continues to influence accountancy developments globally.’
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