The Association of International Accountants (AIA) would like to express its sincere congratulations to FAIA Member Professor Colin Coulson-Thomas on becoming a Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science.

Fellowship is to honour those “who have made a significant contribution to the world through their promotion of productivity science and practice”. According to his formal notification, Colin joins “a distinguished group of people who have committed significant portions of their lives to helping to raise the living standards of people across the globe through productivity”.

Colin’s citation from the World Academy reads: “Colin Coulson-Thomas has been elected to the World Academy of Productivity Science by virtue of significant and long-lasting contributions to the improvement of quality of work, quality of work life, quality of life and productivity”. The World Academy of Productivity Science (WAPS) is part of the World Confederation of Productivity Science whose motto is Peace and Prosperity through Productivity.  There is a maximum of 500 Fellows in the world at any one time, so with one per cent of the World’s population UK fellows are few and far between. There are currently five fellows of WAPS within the membership of the Institute of Management Services.

Adding his congratulations, AIA Chief Executive Philip Turnbull commented: “Congratulations to our Fellow Member, Colin Coulson-Thomas on his election as a Fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science. As a world-renowned expert on business transformation and a champion of the productivity message, Colin is thoroughly deserving of this prestigious accolade.”

Colin has advised directors and boards in over 40 countries. An experienced vision holder of transformation programmes and the author of over 60 books and reports, Colin has held public board appointments at local, regional and national level and professorial roles in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, India and China. He is a fellow of seven chartered bodies, an honoured fellow of the UN supported Institute for Responsible Leadership and obtained first place prizes in the final exams of three professions. Colin holds a Global Excellence Award in Renewable Energy from the Energy and Environment Foundation and obtained a CSR Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 CSR Leadership Summit organised by India’s largest CSR network.