ACCA makes senior appointments to its Governance directorate

Two strategic, senior level appointments have been made to ACCA’s (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Governance directorate – Joe Johnson as Director of Professional Conduct and Stacey English as the Director of Practice Regulation.

Joe will direct the delivery of ACCA’s disciplinary process covering ACCA’s students, affiliates and members. Stacey will direct ACCA’s global monitoring and licensing processes covering its members and firms.

Both roles lead global teams that work to enhance ACCA’s brand and reputation and ensure that the organisation, its members and students operate within approved ethical and regulatory frameworks, and in the public interest.

Joe joins ACCA from Pay UK Ltd, the retail payments authority, where she was the General Counsel. Joe is a qualified solicitor with a Master of Laws, and brings to ACCA strong expertise in corporate compliance, risk management and in managing key relationships with regulatory and legal stakeholders.

Prior to ACCA, Stacey was the Chief Digital Officer at regulatory technology company Corlytics. Stacey is also a Fellow of ACCA (FCCA). A former UK regulator, Stacey is experienced in setting and ensuring regulatory standards are met, having led regulatory risk and compliance teams in world leading financial institutions. She is also a published author on accountability.

Maggie McGhee, ACCA’s executive director – governance says: ‘We offer a warm welcome to Joe and Stacey, who each bring considerable high-level experience and leadership in regulatory and legal roles.

‘They both possess the skills and knowledge needed for the important work of the talented teams in Governance, who work across a number of disciplines including regulation, licensing, monitoring, and investigations / discipline. All this ensures ACCA continues to work in the public interest to fulfil its Royal Charter and statutory recognition of the profession at a time when trust and public value has never been more important.’

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"We offer a warm welcome to Joe and Stacey, who each bring considerable high-level experience and leadership in regulatory and legal roles. They both possess the skills and knowledge needed for the important work of the talented teams in Governance, who work across a number of disciplines including regulation, licensing, monitoring, and investigations / discipline. All this ensures ACCA continues to work in the public interest to fulfil its Royal Charter and statutory recognition of the profession at a time when trust and public value has never been more important. "

Maggie McGhee, executive director - governance - ACCA