AIA is governed by a Council of members, which ensures that we deliver our objectives as outlined in our Constitution. The Council also decides on AIA’s strategic objectives, monitors our performance in relation to them and oversees our annual budget.
The Council consists of members who are elected at the Annual General Meeting; encompassing all our key jurisdictions around the world, representing all of our members and reflecting the AIA’s global nature.
LES BRADLEY, PRESIDENT
Les runs a busy accountancy practice with a varied client portfolio. He has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge of accountancy, taxation and business advisory services, working with enterprises of different sizes and sectors. Les has always been an active member of AIA, and was an experienced member of the Council prior to his election as Vice President in 2009 and subsequent election as President in 2013. His priority has always been supporting members, whatever their different needs and geographical location and he is committed to maintaining the highest standards of professional education and membership services.
SHAHRAM MOALLEMI, VICE PRESIDENT
Shahram has a thriving accountancy practice, one of the oldest and most respected firms in Brighton. With a national client base, the practice specialises in healthcare, media and entertainment. Shahram prides himself on providing a bespoke and supportive service for their clients. He has an expansive knowledge of business development, accountancy and taxation.
PHILIP FORD, VICE PRESIDENT
Philip is Managing Director at a successful accountancy practice in Manchester, offering a personalised service to business owners, from start-ups to larger companies, and individuals. His client portfolio includes local, national and international clients. Philip specialises in accounts preparation, taxation services, and business development. He qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers and was previously a director at Tenon Accountants. Phillip is Chairman of the Qualifications Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee. He represents AIA on the HMRC Joint VAT Consultative Committee (JVCC).
Koon Sang Jong
The AIA Council delegates its powers in the running of the Association to the following committees:
Applications & Membership
All applications for admission to membership are scrutinised by the Applications & Membership Committee and the Committee satisfies itself as to the the qualifications, professional experience, standing and general character of every applicant in line with the Constition and entry requirements.
The Finance Committee is responsible for dealing with all matters relating to the accounts and financial affairs of the Association, the sanctioning of its expenditure and ensuring sufficient funds are maintained to enable the development, delivery and aaward of qualifications.
The Qualifications Committee is responsible for the examinations of the Association including written examinations, practical training, study requirements, the conduct of examinations and compliance with statutory requirements.
The AIA Exam Board is responsible for reviewing candidate profiles and exam scripts relating to AIA examinations and receiving the marks for each candidate alongside reviewing performance and making recommendations to the Qualifications Committee.
The Regulatory Oversight Committee deals with scrutiny, oversight and review of the Association’s regulatory requirements as a recognised supervisory body under the Money Laundering Regulations.
The Association's Technical Committee is responisble for monitoring and discussing key technical developments in the accountancy profession and the financial world, as well as formulating AIA's views on government consultation documents and commenting on the regulation of the profession.
AIA operates an independent complaints and disciplinary function consisting of the following committees: