Chief Executive: Charles Tilley

Charles Tilley profile

Charles Tilley, Chief Executive of CIMA, is a prominent advocate for global reform of corporate reporting and a commentator on a wide range of business and management accounting issues.

Charles was appointed Chairman of the International Federation of Accountant's Public Accountants in Business Committee (PAIBC) for a 3 year term commencing 1 January 2014.  Charles is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council and chaired their Technical Task Force, which led to the development of the Integrated Reporting Framework. 

He is also a member of the Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability Project’s Advisory Council.  He is Deputy Chairman at Great Ormond Street Hospital Foundation Trust in London, and is a non-executive director at the Ipswich Building Society. 

His business background includes having spent 14 years at KPMG, where he became a partner in 1986. Subsequently he was Group Finance Director at Hambros and then Granville Baird, both investment banks. Chief Executive of CIMA since 2001, Charles leads the senior management team and has spearheaded CIMA’s strategy of global growth, which includes breaking into emerging markets and forging a transatlantic partnership with CIMA’s US counterpart, the American Institute of CPAs.

CIMA and AICPA launched the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation in January 2012, designed to elevate management accounting and further emphasise its importance for businesses worldwide.


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