ICAS CEO Anton Colella has been elected chair of the international accountancy body Global Accounting Alliance.
The GAA has members in 165 countries, and represents a collection of 10 institutes from around the world including; Hong Kong, USA, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Germany and England.
Colella said: “It is a great honour to be appointed as chair of such a prestigious global body, representing more than three quarters of a million accountants. This is an interesting and pivotal time for the accountancy profession.
“ICAS and the other 10 membership bodies of the GAA collaborate closely to ensure we speak together and are a leading voice on the key international issues that surround our profession. The shared expertise of the GAA is a gateway for accountants to grow and develop in what is becoming one of the first professions to be truly global.”
Colella, who became CEO of ICAS in 2006, takes the non-executive two year role in November.
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