Charles Tilley steps down as CIMA CEO

Charles Tilley (pictured) has ended his 15-year tenure as CEO of CIMA, 31 July having been his last day. He has taken up a post as the part-time Executive Chairman of the newly established CGMA Research Foundation, which has a particular focus on raising the awareness and driving the adoption of the Global Management Accounting Principles.

Tilley said of his leaving:

"I have been tremendously honoured to serve as CEO of CIMA. With member endorsement achieved, the next step is to establish the Association, successfully implementing the integration of strategy, management and operations, laying the strongest possible foundations for the CGMA designation. At this next stage of the development of CIMA I believe the time is now right to stand down. I am enormously grateful to members, staff and partners for all they have contributed whilst I have been CEO".

Andrew Harding, currently CIMA's Managing Director, will be Acting CEO from 1 August until the Association is formed in January 2017, after which he will become the first CEO of the new 'CGMA Unit' of the Association.