June 1st, 2019 - PrimeGlobal is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Heathcote to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), who joins the organization today.
“I am immensely impressed by the unique global reach and diversity of PrimeGlobal’s independent member firms, and I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Association as CEO. At a time when the profession faces many challenges, it has been refreshing to meet partners leading practices who are fully trusted by their clients and prepared to innovate to support them. PrimeGlobal shares the ambition of its members and draws on a vast range of expertise to ensure best standards and practices deliver success to members. I am very excited to lead such a successful Association to the next stage of development which will further unlock the massive potential represented by our members.” Stephen Heathcote, incoming CEO
At this crucial moment of growth, Stephen’s appointment is a clear reflection of PrimeGlobal’s commitment to its members and renewed leadership at the global level. The World Board and PrimeGlobal’s executive team are delighted to welcome a leader with a global vision and strong commitment to adding value to each of Association’s member firms.
“After conducting a worldwide search, I am happy to announce the World Board was able to reach an unanimous consensus that Stephen was the right person to lead PrimeGlobal. Our organization is one of the top international accounting associations in the world, and to have someone with Stephen’s leadership skills, experience with teams based in locations throughout the world and an understanding of both global and regional needs, means PrimeGlobal will continue to bring exceptional value to its members.” Cornelius V. Kilbane, Jr., Chairman of PrimeGlobal’s World Board
Stephen’s extensive background in the accounting profession includes undertaking the Chief Operating Officer role at the UK Financial Reporting Council and a senior management position at KPMG. Furthermore, as a key member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) executive team for the past ten years, Heathcote has a deep understanding of the accounting profession, markets, clients and members.