Liz Blackburn re-elected to ACCA global council

Liz Blackburn re-elected to ACCA global council

Liz Blackburn

Dundee woman Liz Blackburn has been re-elected to the global council of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Ms Blackburn, who works for NatWest Group in Edinburgh, joined the global council in 2017 and her re-election was confirmed at its online AGM.

Meanwhile, English public health and hospice movement champion Mark Millar has been appointed as ACCA’s global president, serving as figurehead and leader for ACCA’s 227,000 members and 544,000 future members in 176 countries.

Mr Millar said: “This is a tremendous privilege and I am thrilled to have the honour to serve all my colleagues all around the world.

“It is humbling that so many talented and dedicated professionals have placed their trust in me to serve as their president, and I look forward to representing them faithfully and well in the coming year.”

Mr Millar joined the NHS at 18, holding a variety of finance roles and later being appointed as non-executive director of Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and most recently chief executive of St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich.

He joined ACCA’s global council in 2010 and served as deputy president last year, a role which now goes to Dublin-based Orla Collins, interim managing director of Aberdeen Standard Investments Ireland.

Joseph Owolabi, CEO of Melbourne-based green finance firm Rubicola, is ACCA’s new vice president.

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