Our leadership is formed of our Council, our Council Board and our Executive team
Working together, they develop our ambitious strategic vision.
- Council meets three times a year, including the annual Council meeting in November after the AGM.
- The Council Board meets six times a year and has responsibility for the holistic oversight of the implementation of our strategy and to support agile decision making.
- The Executive team takes overall responsibility for delivering our strategic targets.
Our Council Board
The Council Board includes the president, deputy and vice president – collectively known as officers - along with ACCA’s chief executive Helen Brand, three Council members and two non-Council appointees. They have responsibility for the holistic oversight of the implementation of our strategy and to support agile decision making. The Council Board reports to Council.
Our Council is currently made up of 38 members - a diverse group of practitioners, academics, chief executives, chief risk officers, managing directors and finance managers, who come from 16 countries. Their knowledge, experience and cross-sector, global perspectives drive our strategy and ensure we lead the profession.
Council elections are held every year to ensure we benefit from fresh thinking and new ideas.
Our 2019/2020 officers are:
President - Jenny Gu
Deputy - Mark Millar
Vice – Orla Collins
Our Executive team
Our Executive team is responsible for day-to-day management and decision-making, and our Chief Executive Helen Brand OBE reports directly to Council.
The team is made up of seven high-performing people whose experience combines accountancy and strategic leadership.