Anton Colella has been elected chair of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA).
Colella, who is currently the chief executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), succeeds Kevin Dancey to take up the two-year non-executive position from November.
Colella said it is a “great honour” to be appointed chair of the GAA especially during such an “interesting and pivotal time for the accountancy profession”. He added the GAA’s 10 membership bodies will continue to collaborate closely on the key international issues that surround the accountancy profession at this time.
The GAA operates in about 165 countries and represents more than 775,000 accountants globally.