Charles Tilley Steps Down as CIMA CEO
Following the overwhelming support of CIMA members last month to establish the world's largest and most influential accounting association - bringing together CIMA with the AICPA - Charles Tilley OBE has decided to end his 15 year tenure as CEO of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), stepping down from his role on 31 July 2016.
Charles Tilley will continue to play an active role going forwards. He will become the part time Executive Chairman of the newly established CGMA Research Foundation focusing on senior business relationships and their needs from management accounting with a particular focus on raising the awareness and driving the adoption of the Global Management Accounting Principles. He will also continue to play a wider representative role advancing the agenda of building better business trusted by society.
Charles Tilley commented: "I have been tremendously honoured to serve as CEO of CIMA. With member endorsement achieved, the next step is to establish the Association, successfully implementing the integration of strategy, management and operations, laying the strongest possible foundations for the CGMA designation. At this next stage of the development of CIMA I believe the time is now right to stand down. I am enormously grateful to members, staff and partners for all they have contributed whilst I have been CEO".
Andrew Harding, currently CIMA's Managing Director, will become acting CEO from 1 August until the Association is formed in January 2017 - he will then become the first CEO of the new 'CGMA Unit' of the Association.
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