Paul Druckman, a distinguished figure in the finance profession and the first chief executive of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), has been awarded honorary membership to ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
Brian McEnery FCCA, president of ACCA said: “Paul’s contribution to the development of global standards, a mission shared by ACCA, is unrivalled and he is truly a worthy recipient of the rare award of ACCA honorary membership. He has helped to fundamentally change and enhance the international corporate reporting landscape, most especially during his five year tenure at IIRC.”
Paul Druckman said: “ACCA has brought a generosity of spirit to its support of Integrated Reporting right across the world. You were a key player in generating the epidemic that has resulted in integrated reporting being adopted by 62 counties including the G20. I am delighted and proud to be an honorary member.”
Paul was appointed as IIRC’s Chief Executive at its inception in 2011. He was instrumental in the development and wider acceptance of integrated reporting and has overseen its adoption in 62 countries. This included the creation and introduction of the International <IR> Framework which was launched December 2013 and subsequently examined for the first time in the ACCA Qualification in December 2014.
Paul received his honorary membership during ACCA’s Joint Council and International Assembly dinner by ACCA President Brian McEnery, at Middle Temple Hall.
He has spoken at various high-profile ACCA events – including two International Assemblies and at ACCA’s Global Virtual Conference – authored numerous articles for our publications and connected ACCA to influential figures in the corporate reporting world.
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About Paul Druckman
Paul qualified as an ICAEW member in 1979 and following an entrepreneurial career in the software industry, Paul became more involved in his original profession with through ICAEW’s SME forum and IT faculty. This led to Paul being appointed ICAEW president in 2004 and, through this, taking on broader pan-professional roles including chairing the FEE Sustainability Group and The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Executive Board.
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