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My focus for my presidential year will be to work with ACCA’s Council and staff to ensure the organisation continues to deliver on its strategic aims in a challenging climate
—Martin Turner, ACCA president

Deputy President and Vice President also appointed

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) has announced that health sector management consultant Martin Turner FCCA is ACCA’s President for 2013/14.

The global professional body for accountants has also appointed Anthony Harbinson FCCA as its Deputy President and Alexandra Chin FCCA as its Vice President. 

Martin Turner commented: 'My focus for my presidential year will be to work with ACCA’s Council and staff to ensure the organisation continues to deliver on its strategic aims in a challenging climate. 

'I will also focus on work that promotes and discusses global standards, looking at governance, ethics, sustainability, corporate reporting and audit amongst others. ACCA wants to see the adoption of consistent global standards as they are needed for economic and financial certainty, to build and maintain investor confidence and they are needed to build and sustain trust.

'Trust is an important part of my work as President and ACCA ambassador. ACCA believes that the profession has a vital role in building and maintaining trust.'

Mr Turner qualified with ACCA in 1976 and became a Fellow of ACCA (FCCA) in 1981. He is currently a freelance management consultant, advising the health sector in countries including Iraq, Kazakhstan, Nigeria and Serbia. 

He has recently returned to the UK from Australia where he worked as Chief Executive for the Health Services in Adelaide. Martin worked for over 20 years as a Chief Executive in the National Health Service in the UK and prior to that he worked as a senior Finance Executive in the Health Service. He is also the Finance Director of a small company in the UK. 

Martin is a keen sports fan – especially rugby union, and plays golf when he finds the time. He lives in Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales.

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For more information, please contact: 

Helen Thompson, ACCA Newsroom
+44 (0)20 7059 5759
+44 (0)7725 498654
helen.thompson@accaglobal.com 

Notes to Editors

  1. A full biography and photo of Martin Turner is available from the press office.
  2. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. 
  3. We support our 162,000 members and 428,000 students in 173 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of over 89 offices and centres and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence. 
  4. Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We seek to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating our qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.