David Fredrick has been appointed as the 40th president of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).
He will succeed John Thornton in the role and will remain AAT president until 2021, with Heather Hill taking over his role as vice president.
Frederick began his career working as a trainee accountant in the public sector, later becoming a principal lecturer and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) course director at London Metropolitan University.
Since 1995, Frederick has been the managing director at Marcus Bishop Associates and has been an AAT member since 2014.
He said: ‘‘I am incredibly honoured to have been elected President of AAT. I’ve very much enjoyed my time as Vice President, particularly meeting members and students and supporting John in his role.
‘‘I look forward to working closely with Mark and the senior management team to help steer the future direction of the organisation, and to represent AAT throughout the coming year.’’
He added: ‘‘With businesses across the world going through a time of significant change, I look forward to leading AAT in meeting these challenges and finding new opportunities, as well as continuing to have a real impact on the lives of students past and present in the UK and around the world.’’