Managing Director of chartered accountants and business advisers Price Bailey has been appointed as acting Global Chairman for IAPA, a global association of independent accounting and business advisory firms.
The position awarded to Martin Clapson was confirmed at the IAPA International Board meeting held on Friday 19 May in Miami, USA. It follows a three year tenure as European Chairman, and 18 months as Global Vice-Chairman.
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.
The permanent positions of Global Chairman and Vice-Chairman will be formally agreed by the members at the IAPA 2017 International AGM in Barcelona during October.
Martin Clapson said: “I am very pleased to be appointed as acting Global Chairman of IAPA and I hope to be formally elected by the members as Global Chairman later this year at the International AGM. 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.”
Helmi Talib of Talib & Co, Singapore, former IAPA Global Chair said: “Martin brings to IAPA a strong sense of purpose, strategic leadership and business insight. His focus on all stakeholders is critical to the successful future of our global association and I am delighted he has accepted this role to take IAPA forward.”