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ACCA appoints chief exec

ACCA has appointed Desmond Hudson, the former chief executive of the publishing division of Scottish Media Group, to chief executive.

Link: ACCA on brink of finding chief exec

Hudsons’ appointment comes after a lengthy search for a suitable candidate, something that Sam Wong, president of ACCA, said was necessary due to the global nature of the Association.

He will start the role on 1 October. He said: ‘ACCA’s values are both distinctive and immediately attractive to me…ACCA plays a key role in supporting the practice of accountancy to the highest standards worldwide. I am very much looking forward to being a part of all this.’

Hudson was awarded a law degree from Leeds university before going on to become a partner with a provincial law firm. He then spent 10 years in building societies culminating in becoming operations director and managing director of Britannia Life.

Wong said that Desmond’s mix of managing director and chief executive roles would stand him in good stead for the position but that the most important factor is ‘that Desmond has the energy, commitment and clear strategic vision to provide the drive and leadership required of ACCA’s Chief Executive.’

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