Our Global CEO Malcolm Ward reports to an International Board, elected by AGN’s members. Our International Board comprises of senior professionals from member firms in all of our four regions, ensuring that the benefit of their extensive experience and diversity of background is brought to bear.
Our four regions also have member-elected boards who work within one global brand and strategy to ensure that AGN services are embedded at a regional level, and developed to be relevant and valuable to the local membership.
With around 30 years of experience in a range of senior management and leadership roles in the accounting industry, Malcolm leads a team including other qualified CPA staff, dedicated to building value for AGN members and their clients, with a focus on service and standards.
As a worldwide association, AGN’s four-way regional footprint is fundamental to our insight to local needs and markets that drives high standards and strong client service across the globe.
Members worldwide are committed to high standards and excellent client service, and within that framework our regions adapt to local requirements, ensuring value and relevance to AGN members and their clients alike.
AGN services are coordinated by a Regional Director supported by a global team based in UK, USA, China and Spain.
We are an English speaking association to best service global business needs. We pride ourselves on our local language capabilities at a regional level, including some programming and training in local languages.
The Asia Pacific region has the fastest growing economy in the world along with some of the world’s best economic performers. This region’s growth is fuelled by favourable finance, foreign investment and competition policies applied using international best practices.
In a region where economies are quickly changing, AP members are on top of latest developments and provide core services along with advisory, outsourcing and other “one stop” solutions to accessing the Asia Pacific business opportunity.
The Central & South American region is rich in natural resources, has a young population and emerging political environments that are paving the way for ample trade and international investment opportunities.
This region offers an extraordinary geographic coverage with presence in almost 20 countries. The Regional Board ensures that members generate locally relevant intellectual property that is also relevant to clients worldwide.
Powering up Europe’s single market with vibrant firms in the Middle East and Africa makes sense for all firms. While the markets in this region vary greatly, its purpose is to provide excellent business services from the Cape of Good Hope to Norway. This region provides specific programming in services for real estate, construction and financial services, alongside expert knowledge on issues such as IFRS and VAT. Specialized committees keep the region dynamic and ensure members have expert knowledge.
Local experience can be mission-critical when it comes to business ventures. Count on this region to deliver specialist forensic accounting services in the UAE, advisory and risk management in Kuwait and tax advisory services in Nigeria, as well as a full suite of services throughout Europe.
The North American region covers Canada, USA and Mexico. NA excels in sharing specialized knowledge and support with a strong infrastructure and collaborative knowledge sharing, which are priceless in helping members develop procedures and policies, stay ahead technically and lead their firms to successful growth strategies.
NA focuses on creating strong member-to-member connections to serve clients and help members to reach their goals through growth-oriented strategies and career-long professional education programs, from first year accountants through the partner group. Members receive support in practice management, superior client service (including access to experts and specialists), technology, marketing, human resources, and profit enhancement.