Accounting Influencers Roundtable


Leadership Lessons from a Global Accounting Association CEO

Stephen Heathcote, CEO of PrimeGlobal, shares with Accounting Influencers host Rob Brown his insights, lessons learned and experiences on leadership.

Stephen Heathcote joined PrimeGlobal in 2019 as Chief Executive Officer. He has extensive global experience of leading change across the accountancy profession. In 2020, PrimeGlobal was awarded association of the year at the International Accounting Bulletin Digital Accountancy Awards. The judges noted “The competition was strong, and the judges selected PrimeGlobal for its exceptional year under new leadership, restructuring its global governance and delivering strong growth of over 10 per cent.’’

His leadership background in the accounting profession includes undertaking the COO role at the UK Financial Reporting Council (introducing a new regulatory impact assessment during the global financial crisis), a senior management position at KPMG (leading the global change to the firms methodology) and over ten years as a key member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) executive team (leading global markets and overseeing all operations). Selected shownotes: