Martin Clapson, Managing Director at Price Bailey has been appointed Global Chairman for IAPA, a global association of independent accounting and business advisory firms.
Martin Clapson was unanimously voted as IAPA Global Chairman at the IAPA 2017 International AGM in Barcelona on 24 October, a term that will carry for one year. It follows a three year tenure as European Chairman, 18 months as Global Vice-Chairman and follows his appointment as acting Global Chairman in May this year.
IAPA have some 170 member firms in over 60 countries, providing members and their clients instant access to trusted, high quality professional services offering comprehensive and cost effective business solutions around the world.
Martin Clapson said: “I am delighted to be formally appointed as Global Chairman of IAPA. It is an honour that Price Bailey holds such a significant position within this global association and with this new appointment, I will work hard to ensure the continued growth of IAPA and further establish Price Bailey’s already strong international presence.”
IAPA said of the announcement: “IAPA is delighted that Martin was voted unanimously to become IAPA’s Global Chairman. Martin was elected by the IAPA International Board to be ‘Acting Global Chairman’ in May 2017, however this position had to be officially ratified by the membership at the 2017 International AGM, held on 24 October in Barcelona, Spain.”
“Over the last 10 months, in the absence of an IAPA CEO and Global Chairman, Martin has been at the helm of the association, redefining IAPA’s global strategy, supporting members global needs and revitalising the association with fresh, positive energy. The unanimous vote electing him to be Global Chairman reflects his success and member confidence that his leadership will continue to take IAPA forward.”