The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has awarded Tim Kelland as its regional advocate of the year for Europe and the Americas, for 2020.
Through ACCA, Kelland liaises with Directors of Finance and other colleagues to identify key training and development areas for ACCA members and students.
Claire Bennison, head of ACCA UK said: “Tim has gone above and beyond to ensure that our principle of Open Access for all, with the will and the intellect to succeed no matter what their background is, and this is highlighted by work that he did in Africa.
“In 2008, Tim spent three months working for the Welsh Government on its “Wales for Africa” initiative. During the trip, Tim delivered training sessions and introduced his audience to the ACCA. On his return home, Tim took it upon himself to collect used training materials from UK students and send them to his contacts in Namibia for distribution for several years.”
She added: “In addition, Tim has been instrumental in developing a strategic partnership arrangement with the Healthcare Financial Management Association in Wales, which has helped both organisations provide development opportunities for their members in the more rural parts of Wales.”