The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has elected Barry Cooper, a senior academic, as president.
Copper is a professor and the head of the school of accounting, economics and finance at Deakin University in Australia specialising in auditing, ethics and corporate governance.
ACCA remarked that Copper, who previously worked at the Hong Kong Polytechnic, has played an important role in establishing the ACCA qualification in China.
Cooper said he looks forward to playing a part in ensuring that ACCA continues to work closely with employers and that “we meet their needs in an increasingly global economy.”
ACCA has also elected Martin Turner and Anthony Harbinson as deputy president and vice president respectively.
Turner is a management consultant professional and Harbinson is the director of justice delivery at the department of justice in Northern Ireland.