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Last updated: 15 Dec 2022 09:00 Posted in: AIA

AIA would like to announce the appointment of Sharon Jandu and Ranjana Bell MBE to the AIA Council. Both have business knowledge of equality, diversity and inclusion which will further strengthen the board and contribute towards AIA’s goal to achieve gender balance on the Council by 2025.

AIA is governed by a council of members, who are responsible for ensuring they deliver the objectives outlined in their Constitution. The Council also decides on AIA’s strategic objectives, monitors their performance in relation to them and oversees their annual budget.

Encompassing key jurisdictions around the world, the Council represents all AIA members and reflects AIA's global nature, and is responsible for the overall governance of AIA and its affairs. They are supported and advised in their work by a number of committees.

AIA are proud to have such a diverse council and want to continue with this legacy to ensure better decision making across the business.

Philip Turnbull, AIA Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted to welcome our two new lay members on to the AIA Council.

“Both Sharon and Ranjana bring experience and understanding which will further enhance the effectiveness of the board and reaffirm our commitment to being the most diverse accountancy body in the UK and globally.”

Ranjana Bell MBE commented, “I am excited to be joining the most diverse council I have ever encountered.

“What you don’t know you don’t know, so bringing together such a diverse mix of finance and non-finance professionals to operate as council members can only act to benefit AIA’s reputation and business sustainability moving forward.”

Sharon Jandu said, “I am thrilled to have been asked to be an AIA lay member, having first encountered the business through my role at Yorkshire Asian Business Association.

“AIA represents accountants and students from varied backgrounds all over the world and this is reflected in the diverse composition of the Council.”