Cima elects new president

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Published July 1st, 2014 - 05:23 GMT

Keith Luck FCMA, CGMA is the new President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the world’s largest professional body of management accountants. He was elected at its annual general meeting on 7 June.  

Mr Luck brings over 30 years experience to the role having worked at organisations across the private and public sectors including Deloitte, HSBC, BT, the Metropolitan Police, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and, currently, Serco Group. 

His presidency comes at a pivotal time as CIMA launches its updated 2015 syllabus, introduces pioneering Global Management Accounting Principles and implements computerised assessment. The initiatives reflect CIMA’s focus on driving better business practices and better-skilled professionals to meet the challenges of today’s increasingly complex business environment. 

On becoming CIMA President, Keith Luck FCMA, CGMA said: “As the global economy recovers, the spotlight is on its shape and momentum, raising CIMA’s relevance in  boardrooms and classrooms across the world. I am honoured to be elected as President and I look forward to continue advancing our mission of helping people and businesses succeed. We will strive to further develop CIMA’s activities and strategies with our students, members and stakeholders.” 

He has served on the CIMA Council for over eight  years and has been an active CIMA speaker and ambassador throughout his career, notably as CIMA’s representative on IFAC’s Professional Accountant’s in Business (PAIB) committee from 2006 to 2012. Mr Luck  becomes the 81st  President of CIMA. The position of President is a voluntary one and covers a one year term. 

Mr Luck graduated in Geography from Cambridge University and lives in Wimbledon with his wife (also a management accountant ). 

In addition to Mr Luck’s appointment, Myriam Madden FCMA, CGMA has been elected deputy president.

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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