The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) has appointed Tom Hood its executive vice president, business growth and engagement. He will report to Association CEO Barry Melancon.

Hood’s responsibilities will be to engage with businesses, their leaders, and their global networks and use the insight he gains to support the profession and the Association to grow its understanding of their challenges.

Another focus of Hood’s role will be partnering with the Association’s chief executive of management accounting Andrew Harding, to further professionalise management accounting and support professionals in obtaining their Chartered Global Management Credential in the Americas.

Commenting on Hood’s appointment, Melancon said: “Tom’s vision and mission to help finance and accounting professionals grow in a changing business environment is well aligned with the Association’s goals of powering trust, opportunity and prosperity for members, students, the profession and those they serve. He brings energy, insight, enthusiasm, and a unique ability to facilitate connections. Tom will add value to our engagement with businesses and the accounting and finance professions, increasing our understanding of the challenges they face and how to best meet their needs.

Hood said: “I am excited to join Barry and his team at the Association to continue making accounting and finance professionals around the world even more future ready and able to thrive in a global volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world.”