CIMA appoints Executive Director of External Affairs

Press release
Published November 30th, 2014 - 09:18 GMT

CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) today announced the appointment of Tony Manwaring as Executive Director, External Affairs. The newly created role forms part of CIMA’s Senior Management Team based at its Corporate Centre and will commence in January 2015. 

Tony, who has over 20 years’ experience in the field of external affairs, will be responsible for advancing CIMA’s position as the world’s leading and largest management accounting institute. Drawing on his extensive experience of advocacy he will direct a number of ambitious work streams focused on global influencers in government and business. Additionally, he will oversee corporate communications and media strategy to drive the profile of CIMA and the CGMA (Chartered Global Management Accountant) designation. 

Tony comes to CIMA from Tomorrow’s Company, where he has served as Chief Executive for seven years. Prior to that he was Chief Executive of Scope for three years and previously held a number of other leadership roles in the not for profit sector. 

Charles Tilley, Chief Executive at CIMA, said of the appointment: “We are thrilled to have Tony on board and I personally look forward to working with him to ensure CIMA has an even greater voice across the global public and private sectors. We have had one of our most ambitious years to date in 2014 with the launches of our Competency Framework, revised syllabus and CGMA Global Management Accounting Principles. Tony is a dynamic influencer and communicator and his appointment will help us leverage this important work going forwards.” 

Tony Manwaring commented: "Looking ahead to my role at CIMA, my focus will be to continue elevating  CIMA’s and CGMA’s profile and influence at a time when the importance of management accounting supporting quality decision making to create and preserve value has never been higher. In my time at Tomorrow’s Company I have worked closely with CIMA on a number of joint initiatives which have encompassed value, corporate reporting, integrated reporting and thinking, governance, risk and business relationships. I very much look forward to leading the external affairs programme at CIMA and advocating the power of management accounting in helping people and business to succeed across our key markets.”

Background Information

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants CIMA

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants.

CIMA helps individuals and businesses to succeed by harnessing the full power of management accounting – not just accounting for the balance sheet, but accounting for business. 

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