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Executive Director of Markets - ACCA
Steve Heathcote is Executive Director of Markets at ACCA, the global body for professional accountants, a post he has held since 2013.
Steve is responsible for delivering ACCA’s global growth strategy overseeing market development, sales and marketing activity across 178 markets, including leading the development of the ground breaking strategic alliance with chartered accountants Australia and New Zealand. His portfolio aims to deliver sustainable growth in ACCA’s reputation, influence and size whilst leading the Market Team across ACCA’s network of over 100 offices and other centres around the world.
Steve’s extensive background in planning includes undertaking the chief operating officer role at the UK Financial Reporting Council and a senior management position at KPMG.
Outside of ACCA, Steve is Secretary to the Edinburgh Group a coalition of 14 accountancy bodies from across the world representing over 900,000 professional accountants from Africa, North America, Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. The Edinburgh Group works within IFAC to promote the interests of SMEs, SMPs and developing nations
He holds a degree in Politics and Sociology from University of Liverpool.