Desmond Hudson, the man who was meant to replace Anthea Rose as chief executive of the ACCA, has resigned, the institute said in a statement.
He was schedule to take up the post in October, after working alongside current and longstanding CEO Rose for the last three months, but has decided ‘not to proceed with the appointment’.
No explanation has been given for this decision, but it will be of acute embarrassment to the ACCA who has been searching for a chief executive for 18 months.
Previous appointee Andrew Hind was meant to take over from Rose in March 2002, but pulled out before starting the £150,000 job after failing to agree contractual terms.
Sam Wong, ACCA president, said: ‘It is with regret that we announce thedecision of Des Hudson not to take up the role of chief executive. Heleaves with our best wishes.’
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