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CIMA elects Myriam Madden as new President

CIMA has elected Myriam Madden FCMA, CGMA as President for 2015-6 following the AGM on 6 June. Myriam is an experienced director of finance, specialising in finance and operational transformation across a broad range of organisations in the public sector, financial services and internationally in global blue-chip companies. 

She will preside over an important period for CIMA as the organisation continues to promote management accounting in business. CIMA will be focusing on building strong links with business and other stakeholders and creating value in major cities around the world. It will also continue to build on its joint venture with the AICPA to establish the CGMA designation as the global quality standard for the profession. 

On her election, Myriam Madden said: ‘As President, I am excited by CIMA’s impact in contributing to the success of businesses and their boards in all the major global cities. 

‘CIMA has a valuable asset in its global community of students and members – one of my ambitions is to galvanise them to be confident advocates for CIMA and the management accounting profession. CIMA’s strategic initiatives will be more successful if they reflect the enthusiasm, energy and diverse ideas of our members and students.’

Myriam has held global governance roles at CIMA since 2007, which include roles as Deputy and Vice President, chair of the global members’ services committee and a board member of the audit and risk committee. She also served on the board of the AICPA. She now becomes CIMA’s 82nd president, a voluntary role responsible for chairing the institute’s governance arrangements and advocating for CIMA and management accounting.

Professionally, Myriam has a strong background in finance and business with extensive experience in governance, business strategy, mergers, acquisitions and operational transformation. Organisations where she has led change programmes and finance functions include HBOS, Hewlett Packard, Agilent, Scottish Arts Council, NHS and Historic Scotland. She is a graduate of University College Cork with an honours degree in commerce and business.