Christina Earls as has been appointed as the 42nd president of the Association of Accounting Technicians, succeeding Heather Hill in the role.
Earls will remain AAT president until September 2023, with Kevin Bragg taking over her role as vice president.
Commenting on her appointment, Earls said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have been elected President of AAT. It’s been a great honour to work as Vice President supporting Heather in her role. I’ve particularly enjoyed meeting members and students from all backgrounds – something I’m hoping to continue doing as President.
“AAT qualifications are open to all – there is no age or cultural barrier – and that’s what’s so appealing. AAT gives people life-changing opportunities, wherever they are in their professional journey, and also helps ensure all our members and students are able to continue developing their skills and technical knowledge. I’m looking forward to working closely with Sarah and the team to help make even more students and employers aware of how AAT can help them – showing that AAT really is for everybody.”
Earls focus as President will include supporting social mobility, helping students develop a personal ethical code to support them through the challenges of their career, and making AAT more sustainable.
AAT CEO Sarah Beale said: “We’re delighted to announce Christina’s installation as AAT’s 42nd President. Despite the challenges of the past year, she’s done a superb job as vice president and will be a great champion for AAT in the coming months. As president, Christina will play a key role in helping to drive AAT forward as we share our long-term aspirations and visions for the organisation, and I look forward to working with her over the coming year.”
Earls was installed as the new President at AAT’s AGM on 16 September. The AGM was run as a hybrid meeting enabling members to either attend in person or join remotely and included a presentation of AAT’s Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2022.