ACCA President Travels the World at Members' Expense
ACCA Presidents are not directly elected by members. None have had the courage to end the delegated proxy voting system that enables them to cast hundreds of votes. It enables them to appoint their cronies to council.
pay off is that these cronies keep quiet whilst presidents tour the
world. Most Presidents make at least 16 overseas trips. They
travel with spouses in first class flights and stay at five star
hotels. No expense is spared . The official magazine publishes
photos for the family album.
In the age of
satellite links presidents don't need to go abroad that often. They are
ACCA members, but their spouses are not. Presidentship is just an
excuse for family holidays at members' expense. ACCA members are not
told of the annual cost of these binges but 'insiders' estimate it to
be between £50,000 and £100,000 each year. The details are
not published in the annual accounts and members vote is not required
to approve the costs.