The ACCA Accountants for Business Global Forum

The forum brings shared thinking on key issues affecting CFO’s, global finance functions and the corporate sector. The forum includes CFOs, finance directors and other senior finance and business leaders representing different businesses worldwide.


Liz Blackburn

Liz Blackburn, BlackRock, EMEA Head of Financial Controls Reporting

Elected to Council: 2017

Liz has a diverse range of asset management reporting and audit experience, as well as a passion for, and track record of, information gathering, sharing insights, building business relationships and helping businesses and individuals develop and succeed.

Her roles with blue chip financial services organisations (BlackRock, Royal Bank of Scotland, AEGON Asset Management, Standard Life Investments) and Big 4 accountants (PwC, EY) over the past 30 years have given her extensive experience of external audit, review and challenge, risk and control assessments, driving Risk Culture activities, Operational and ESE risk, and exposure to Board Risk Committees.

Liz was admitted to membership of the ACCA in 2000 and became a Fellow in 2005.  She was elected to Council in November 2017.

Prior to joining Council Liz chaired the UK Financial Services and the Edinburgh & East of Scotland Member Network Panels and was awarded ACCA UK Advocate of the Year in 2016.

Liz now chairs the Accountants for Business Global Forum, a group of 25-30 CFOs from around the world which meets quarterly and discusses a wide range of topics from cyber security, finance transformation, future finance careers through to climate change and Covid-19 response.  Output from the Forum informs the Professional Insights (PI) research, and as such Liz has worked with the PI team and contributed to a number of PI reports.

Liz is an ex officio member of the ACCA Scotland Committee.

ACCA expert

Clive Webb

Clive Webb, Head of Business Management, ACCA

Clive is a member of the Policy and Insights team. He deals with business and technology related matters from the perspective of Chief Financial Officer. 

His research interests include the application of digital technologies to the finance function, and how they impact on the people and processes they support. 

He has a particular interest in the personal developmental aspects of an organisation.