A manager at business recovery specialists Begbies Traynor’s Birmingham office has been appointed chair of the ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) West Midlands network.
Louise Everill, who joined Begbies Traynor in 2006, will have a two-year tenure in the post.
Her role will be to chair the regional panel which represents members’ interests in the West Midlands and to continue to raise the profile of the ACCA in the region.
She said: “Having been heavily involved with the ACCA since becoming a member seven years ago, I was thrilled to be asked to take on this role.
“The network has done some tremendous work over the past few years and being based at the beating heart of the professional services community in Birmingham I feel I am well placed to continue that and bring my own ideas to bear.
“Organising events will play a key part of that, as will ensuring members have a voice across the region and beyond.”
Outside of work, Ms Everill, who lives in Rugby, is keen on netball, travelling and eating out.
Her ACCA term of office also coincides with her plans to get married in 2016.
Ms Everill’s role at Begbies Traynor involves managing a broad portfolio of cases for the firm.
Jason Hinkle, head of networks and courses ACCA, said: “Louise has been involved with ACCA in the West Midlands for a number of years and has been an integral part of the members’ network.
“It’s no surprise her fellow members have elected her as chair of the network for the coming year. Her natural leadership abilities will enable the network to continue the excellent work they do each year.”
ACCA is a global body representing professional accountants.