Helen Brand

Helen Brand OBE is chief executive of ACCA, the global body for professional accountants, a post she has held since 2008.

Helen has built her career within professional bodies and has considerable experience and knowledge of the 180 markets in which ACCA currently operates. She has worked closely with IFAC (the International Federation of Accountants) in an advisory capacity over many years, is a London Honorary Advisory Board member of the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) is a founding member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), and now sits on the IIRC Board.

One of the few women to lead a global professional body, Helen Brand is a passionate advocate for the role ethics and the delivery of public value play in business and society, with ACCA becoming the first international professional body to publish an integrated report on its performance in 2011. She has also driven ACCA’s pioneering work in developing the profession across Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

Helen was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in June 2011 for services to accountancy.