GGI Excellency Award for President of ICAEW Paul Aplin
GGI has awarded Paul Aplin OBE, President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW, www.icaew.com), with the GGI Excellency Award for his thought leadership and his services to the accountancy profession globally.
ICAEW is a world-leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 180,000 chartered accountants and students worldwide. The Institute provides qualifications and professional development, shares knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protects the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession.
Paul Aplin joined A C Mole & Sons with an honours degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1980. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985; a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1989 and became the firm’s first tax partner in 1992. He has served as Chairman ICAEW of the Tax Faculty and until May 2016 chaired its Technical Committee. He writes for various tax and accountancy journals and is regularly quoted on tax issues in the national press. He is a member of the Tax Journal editorial board.
Paul was named Tax Personality of the Year in the 2007 UK Tax Awards for the part he played in persuading the government to reverse its decision to shorten the tax return filing deadline. He received the Outstanding Industry Contribution award in the 2013 British Accountancy Awards and was listed as 7th in the Accountancy Age 2014 “Financial Power List” of people who influence tax and financial policy in the UK. He was appointed OBE in The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2009 for public service and services to the accountancy profession. On the occasion of a private dinner with leaders of the accounting profession at Chartered Accountants Hall in London on 14 January 2019, GGI Global CEO Michael Reiss von Filski presented the award to Paul Aplin on behalf of GGI.
Michael Reiss von Filski (left) presented the award to Paul Aplin
Published: GGI Insider, No. 100, March 2019