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Aussie named as new ACCA chief executive

ACCA has finally found a chief executive to replace Anthea Rose, after two years of searching and two embarrasing resignations.

Link: Rose to sever ties with ACCA

Australian Allen Blewitt will take over from Rose. He has held a number of senior positions in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, including those of deputy chief executive, and head of strategy.

ACCA president Sam Wong, said: ‘Allen brings with him a wealth of experience of the international accountancy profession and an in-depth knowledge of many of the major markets in which ACCA operates.’

Blewitt is well known in the Asia Pacific region and has written a number of influential papers.

Blewitt said: ‘In the six months since I took up the position of the executive director-Asia Pacific, I have developed great respect for the quality and commitment of ACCA’s staff and council members. I hope ot inspire them to continue to work together to fulfil the vision put forward by ACCA’s founders.’

In September, Desmond Hudson resigned just days before he was due to start, while in December 2001 Andrew Hind, the then finance director at the BBC’s World Service, pulled out of the job after failing to agree contractual terms with the institute.

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