Stephen Heathcote has been named as the next CEO of association PrimeGlobal, effective 1 June 2019.
Heathcote is executive director of markets at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He has been at the ACCA for ten years, and before this worked at the Financial Reporting Council, KPMG and Baker Tilly.
He said: “I am immensely impressed by the unique global reach and diversity of PrimeGlobal’s independent member firms, and I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Association as CEO. At a time when the profession faces many challenges, it has been refreshing to meet partners leading practices who are fully trusted by their clients and prepared to innovate to support them. PrimeGlobal shares the ambition of its members and draws on a vast range of expertise to ensure best standards and practices deliver success to members. I am very excited to lead such a successful Association to the next stage of development which will further unlock the massive potential represented by our members.”
Cornelius V. Kilbane, Jr., chairman of PrimeGlobal’s World Board said: “After conducting a worldwide search, I am happy to announce the World Board was able to reach an unanimous consensus that Stephen was the right person to lead PrimeGlobal. Our organisation is one of the top international accounting associations in the world, and to have someone with Stephen’s leadership skills, experience with teams based in locations throughout the world and an understanding of both global and regional needs, means PrimeGlobal will continue to bring exceptional value to its members.”