The following story has appeared in the UK press. It relates to former (not present) council member Graham Carr. Mr. Carr , however, had strong links with the ACCA establishment as indicated by the ACCA statement that "After a great deal of effort and political in-fighting, however, ACCA is now succeeding in increasing the quantity and quality of its representation at  IFAC. Former ACCA Council member, Graham Carr, is the UK  representative on IFAC Council and the Chief Executive is one of his two  Technical Advisers". Mr. Carr represented the UK profession at IFAC meeting in Rio de Janeiro last May. He was accompanied to that by ACCA chief executive Anthea Rose.

ACCA embarrassment
(Phil Baty, The Times Higher Education Supplement, 21 April 2000)

A second major embarrassment has hit the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants following The THES's report that the Higher Education Funding Council has been examining a past record of suggested mismanagement at Hull University by ACCA deputy president Moyra Kedslie, who recently left the university.   Graham Carr, until last year the ACCA's representative on the International Federation of Accountants, and a long-standing council member, has been implicated in a serious case of racial discrimination at a private higher education provider, the School of Finance and Management in London. The THES reported last month that the London South Tribunal had found that the school, and its parent company Nord Anglia plc, had unfairly dismissed former SFM head, Srian Perera. Mr Carr, director of professional and academic training at Nord Anglia, presided over the unfair dismissal as chair of Mr Perera's appeal hearing.  The tribunal said: "Mr Carr conducted the appeal without a copy of the disciplinary procedure when the applicant was raising numerous breaches of it. Consequently the applicant's complaints
about the process were, we think, brushed aside." Mr Carr allowed his Nord Anglia colleague Brian Richbell to sit in, and although he was not a decision-maker, "his private opinions were allowed to affect the outcome". The tribunal judge also outlined a quality control "crisis" at the School of Finance and Management. The University of Lincolnshire and Humberside withdrew its accreditation of the SFM's degrees in 1999.  "As we understand it," the tribunal said, "there had been criticisms of SFM's examination procedures in that examination papers had not been set or marked on time." There had also been "criticisms of SFM's internal procedures relating to examinations... by the external validating body." Mr Perera was not responsible for academic matters, the tribunal said.