ACCA council members are not exactly known for strategic thinking or planning for the future. But there is a glimmer of hope. AABA has been contacted by some ACCA Council members so that there concerns can be aired here. They are unable to express their views freely in the official rag or at council meetings.

Council members members feel that senior management is too powerful and that it rather than the council is making all important strategic decisions. They are particularly concerned about the failure of replace the current chief executive. Previously a replacement had been recruited but he then refused to join ACCA.
The results of the emasculation of  the ACCA council are too obvious. No clout in the UK or anywhere else, booted out of the IFAC representation, no recognition of ACCA qualification in major western countries, exploitation of students, no elections for the leadership, not much meaningful information for members (e.g. the number of members in each country, internet chat room) loss-making magazine (useless as well), the rate pf increase in the UK membership has dipped, huge expansion of bureaucrats, massive salary increases and perks for the chief executive and other directors, paying 28% of the UK regulatory costs and no democracy.

The current (unelected by members) President Jonathan Beckerlegge should be grasping the nettle, but he has been there too long. He does not have the mettle to challenge the centralisation of power or introduce deep erreforms. Most council members owe their 'appointment' to council to a senior cadre which under the proxy vote arrangements decides who gets to sit on the council. So how long before the ACCA begins to break-up?