Veteran journalist Orin Gordon has been appointed as the new Caribbean head for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Gordon assumes the leadership with immediate effect and replaces Brenda Lee Tang who left the organization after 15 years, eight of them at the helm.
A seasoned media professional, Gordon brings a considerable wealth of knowledge and experience; most recently being the editor-in-chief of the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian for a year-and-a half, between 2015 and 2016. Prior to this, he worked as presenter, reporter and analyst at BBC Business News, worked at BBC News, and was formerly head of BBC Caribbean, the BBC’s World Service’s Caribbean unit.
A Guyanese national, Gordon started out in media in the late 1980s and went on to serve as editor-in-chief at the national radio station and head of news at the national television station in Guyana. He holds an MBA from the University of Oxford.
“I’m delighted to have been selected for this important role, and look forward to bringing what the ACCA does more fully to our members, partners and to the Caribbean public at large,” said Gordon in a statement announcing his appointment to the ACCA.
“At a time of economic austerity, rigorous accounting standards for businesses have never been more important therefore promoting the ACCA Qualification as the premier global accounting standard is vitally important,” he added.
ACCA Director for Europe and Americas Mark Cornell also said he was delighted to welcome Gordon to the professional accounting body.
“I am confident that his enthusiasm, experience and commitment will be of great benefit to ACCA.
“I also want to thank Brenda Lee Tang for the excellent way in which she has represented ACCA in the Caribbean and wish her well for the future, and Stephen Shields who acted as head during the search for a new Caribbean country head,” Connell added.