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Through their leadership, our global forums champion leading issues and enhance the role the accountancy profession can play in supporting economies around the world. ACCA’s global forums now have members from 44 countries and form a unique resource in developing a global response to important issues, based on diverse inputs from experts across all sectors around the world
—Neil Stevenson, executive director - brand, ACCA

Three new chairs have been announced to continue the leading role that ACCA’s global forums are developing on key issues in the global accountancy profession

Leaders from three continents will bring fresh thinking to issues in the accountancy profession by ACCA’s (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Global Forums.

New chairs from Africa, Europe and Asia have been appointed to ACCA’s public sector, tax and SME Global Forums.

They join leading academics, senior finance professionals from the public and private sectors, and business experts from around the world in ACCA’s Global Forums. They are adding their expertise and knowledge to the 10 forums which were launched in September 2011. 

The new chairs are:

  • Rosanna Choi, chair of the Global Forum for SMEs – is a partner at CWCC Certified Public Accountants in Hong Kong. She has been involved with ACCA SME work for more than 10 years and has served on the committee and sub-committee of ACCA Hong Kong since 2002.
  • Tom Duffy, chair of the Global Forum for Taxation – is a consultant and partner at Affection in the UK. Previously Tom was head of UK tax and head of tax services at Royal Dutch Shell.
  • Stephen Emasu, chair of the Global Forum for the Public Sector – has been public financial management expert for IMF in Uganda since 2012, and a senior finance advisor with Adam Smith International on a security sector reform project with the South Sudan government since 2009. Stephen previously worked at the World Bank as a public financial management consultant. 

ACCA extends its great appreciation to outgoing chairs Mark Gold FCCA (partner at Silver Levene in the UK and now chair of the FEE SMP Forum), Mukesh Gunamal FCCA, (Director of global tax quality and risk management at EY), and Datuk Wan Selamah Wan FCCA (accountant general of Malaysia and instrumental in the country’s public sector adopting accrual accounting).

Neil Stevenson, executive director-brand at ACCA, said: 'I welcome the new chairs to our Global Forums. Through their leadership, our global forums champion leading issues and enhance the role the accountancy profession can play in supporting economies around the world. ACCA’s global forums now have members from 44 countries and form a unique resource in developing a global response to important issues, based on diverse inputs from experts across all sectors around the world.'

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