AIA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2020

Last updated: 02 Sep 2020 03:57 Posted in: AIA

The Association of International Accountants (AIA) held its 88th Annual General Meeting today. In light of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions on social gatherings, the AGM was held as a virtual event, and members were given the opportunity to use online voting. This was done to protect our members and staff and in line with revised requirements of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.

All the resolutions of the AGM were passed and the following members were re-elected to Council, Venetia Carpenter, Michael Chow, Mohd Noh Jidin, Koon Sang Jong and Maggie Timoney, who reflect the AIA’s global strengths and represent members from the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

2018-2019 was the first year of delivering the AIA strategy that takes the organisation through to 2024. It forms the basis on changes and developments that will support the AIA through a period in which many fundamental changes will be taking place. However, from the very first signs of the Covid-19 pandemic, AIA implemented contingency plans with two defined priorities: protecting the health and safety of its employees and doing everything it could to ensure business continuity.

AIA President Les Bradley said: “Despite the crisis and through the exceptional efforts of our employees and partners, AIA has persisted in consolidating its strategy and, looking to the future, is doubling down on its commitment to securing its long-term viability by fast-tracking new initiatives and services for students and members.

“Whilst the ongoing pandemic has been challenging, we have and continue to use our expertise, technical ingenuity and global network to help our members and businesses deal with the impact and the recovery from Covid-19.”

Click here for full details including the President's full statement, voting results and AGM recording (members only).

Despite the crisis and through the exceptional efforts of our employees and partners, AIA has persisted in consolidating its strategy and, looking to the future, is doubling down on its commitment to securing its long-term viability by fast-tracking new initiatives and services for students and members.