Chief Executive: Charles B Tilley FCMA, CGMA

Charles TilleyCharles Tilley, chief executive of CIMA since 2001, is a prominent advocate for global reform of corporate reporting and a commentator on a wide range of business and management accounting issues. He speaks at events around the world on business sustainability and ethics.

Charles is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council and the Supervisory Board for The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability project. He is a former Board member of the International Federation of Accountants. He also holds non-executive directorships at the Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust in London and the not-for-profit Ipswich Building Society and he has been an advisor on the finance profession to HM Treasury.
He 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.
As chief executive of CIMA, 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.


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