Maggie McGhee
executive director, governance, ACCA

Maggie McGhee is the newly appointed Executive Director, Governance at ACCA. Maggie takes up post on 1 October 2018. In this role, she has responsibility for both ACCA’s corporate governance arrangements and the governance of ACCA members and students. Corporate governance comprises the internal audit, risk, information security, legal counsel and secretariat functions. Governance includes regulation, licensing, monitoring and investigations/discipline.

Prior to this, Maggie was the Director of Professional Insights at ACCA, where she led a team of technical and policy experts to support ACCA’s global thought leadership agenda. This work seeks to demonstrate the value that professional accountants bring to society by creating successful businesses and sustainable economies. Professional Insights comments on the key issues relating to range of policy and technical areas and works to influence other technical and policy experts in governments, regulators, professional bodies and employers across the globe.

Before joining ACCA, Maggie worked for PwC in the Advanced Regulatory and Compliance Analytics area applying specialist analytics tool to clients in the banking and capital markets sector.

A chartered accountant with a degree in law, Maggie trained with National Audit Office UK where she was the Director General of Audit. With over 18 years’ experience of auditing central government bodies, Maggie’s engaged extensively across the audit and accounting profession, both within the UK and internationally, to influence sector developments. As part of this work, Maggie’s been a member of a number of working groups and committees including the Accountancy Europe’s Public Sector Working Group, the EU European Public Sector Accounting Standards (EPSAS) Working Group; HM Treasury’s Financial Reporting Advisory Board in the UK; and the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) Audit and Assurance Council.

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