Narayanan is head of business insights at ACCA. He has a global remit for the topics he covers and leads a team of subject-matter and policy experts with diverse skills. He oversees ACCA’s futures research exploring the impact of future trends on business, and on the profession. He is the staff expert for the Accountancy Futures Academy Global Forum, and represents ACCA on government, industry or academic forums such as an all-party parliamentary group in the UK and an international standards body.

Specific areas of thought leadership within the research portfolio include ACCA’s work on the global economy, emerging technologies and business models, sustainability, social mobility, as well as sector specific insights, in relation to the public sector, financial services and oil and gas.