Dinner in New York with ICAS Chief Executive and President

9 October 2017
6pm for 6.30pm, concluding by 9pm
Yale Club 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA

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Join Sir Brian Souter, ICAS President, and Anton Colella, ICAS Chief Executive at an informal dinner in Manhattan.

Change continues apace at ICAS as Sir Brian takes office, and there have been other developments since we last met as we build the leading global professional community which we wish to update you on.

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Sir Brian Souter

Sir Brian Souter

President, ICAS

Sir Brian Souter is one of the UK's leading entrepreneurs and transport innovators.

He is the co-founder and Chairman of Stagecoach Group, the international public transport operator, which runs some of the UK's most recognised transport brands and is a market leader in delivering greener, smarter travel.

Sir Brian is architect of the company's philosophy and, along with his sister, Ann Gloag, founded the company in Perth, Scotland, in 1980, with just two buses. His vision, entrepreneurial flair and innovative ideas have transformed Stagecoach into an international market-leading business.

Listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1993, Stagecoach Group operates around 13,000 vehicles and rolling stock and employs around 35,000 people in the UK, United States and Canada.

Sir Brian was awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2011 for services to transport and the voluntary sector.

A qualified chartered accountant, Sir Brian has been a long-standing supporter of business in Scotland and is also a former Board member of Scottish Enterprise.

Sir Brian is also Chairman of Souter Investments, his private investment vehicle. It invests in a diverse range of private equity funds, bonds, quoted and unquoted investments and commercial and residential property.

Sir Brian still lives in his home town of Perth, Scotland, and is married with four children. He has received a number of awards for his business acumen, his personal achievements and his significant contribution to the development of the public transport sector in the UK. Sir Brian was named UK Master Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and, in 2012, became the first public transport entrepreneur to be inducted into the British Travel Industry Hall of Fame. In 2013, he received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the Scottish Business Awards.

A strong advocate of business being an integral part of the communities they serve, Sir Brian makes significant personal financial contributions to a wide variety of good causes through the Souter Charitable Trust. The trust provides financial support to social projects, medical research and organisations promoting spiritual welfare.

Anton Colella

Anton Collela

Chief Excutive, ICAS

Anton Colella became Chief Executive of ICAS in October 2006.

Previously he was the Chief Executive of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), from December 2003 to October 2006, following a period as Director of Qualifications.

He was elected Chair of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) in November 2011. The GAA has around one million members in 165 countries, and represents a collection of leading institutes from around the world. Anton became an Honorary Professor of Education at the University of Glasgow in 2012 and has been a member of the University’s Adam Smith Business School Advisory Board since 2011. He received an honorary Doctorate from BPP University in 2014.

Anton is a Trustee of Columba 1400, an award winning social enterprise and charity to help young people realise their potential, a Trustee of the Scottish International Education Trust (SIET) which offers financial assistance to individuals for further education and training and is Chairman of the Executive Board of the Scottish Catholic Education Service.

A graduate of the University of Stirling, Anton’s career began as a teacher of Religious Education. Before joining the SQA he was Depute Head Teacher at St Margaret Mary’s Secondary School in Glasgow.

Anton lives in Glasgow and his main interests are his family, rugby, eating out and spending time in the Highlands of Scotland.

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Yale Club 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
Yale Club 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA .


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