The global body for professional accountants

Related Links

ACCA is governed by its Council, which ensures that we deliver ACCA’s objectives as outlined in our Royal Charter. It also decides on ACCA's strategic policy objectives, monitors our performance in relation to them and oversees our annual budget.


Council has 36 members who are elected by our members worldwide. Following the latest elections in September 2015, Council has members from 18 different countries, truly reflecting the diversity of ACCA and its members. A list of Council members and Council's terms of reference are attached below as related documents.

Officer Team

For 2015-16 our officers are:

You can find out more about our officers and contact them by visiting their pages in the Related Links section.

Executive Team

The Executive Team is the primary decision-making body of ACCA's management and leads the delivery of ACCA's strategy and plans, with ACCA's Chief Executive directly accountable to Council for performance. The Executive Team consists of :

  • Helen Brand – chief executive
  • Stephen Heathcote – executive director - markets
  • Raymond Jack – executive director - finance and operations
  • Peter Large – executive director - governance
  • Alan Hatfield – executive director - strategy and development.

Last updated: 15 Apr 2016

Related documents

  • ACCA Council members 2015-16

    PDF 764KB
  • Council Code of Practice

    PDF 138KB