The Association of International Accountants (AIA), the global body for professional accountants held their honorary members’ reception at Marlborough House, Pall Mall, London on 26 July 2017. 

AIA is a global body for professional accountants, founded in 1928 to promote the concept of ‘international accounting’ in order to create a global network of accountants committed to the interests of its members and the accountancy profession.

The honorary members’ reception was held to welcome 28 new honorary members into the association. New honorary members included Robert Peston, Political Editor ITV News; The Rt. Hon. Dame Margaret Hodge, MP; and Mr Graham Hambly, Publisher at PQ Magazine. Click here to view profiles of our new honorary members.

Honorary membership is an elected category of membership, described in our Articles of Association as: “A person who the Council considers has contributed service of particular merit to the Association or the profession of accountancy.”

All recipients of the honorary membership have made and continue to make a significant contribution within their respective business, finance and accountancy professions.

AIA CEO, Philip Turnbull, said: ““As an association we are always looking to proactively build a progressive and diverse membership body for the future; adapting continuously to an ever changing business environment.

“Sometimes however it is good to take a step back and enjoy the accomplishments of our members and professionals within the industry we operate. Today is one of those days.

“I am therefore delighted to recognise the significant contribution which all of our new honorary members have made in their respective professions, and I look forward to working with them closely in the years to come in order to help shape our industry for the next generation.”

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