A familiar city face is doing his best to take over the world after Peter Rees-Steer was named president of the Birmingham and West Midlands Society of Chartered Accountants (BWMSCA).
Mr Rees-Steer, who is director of consultancy firm Invigour, was also recently named chief executive of lobbying group Birmingham Forward.
On taking up his role of at BWMSCA, Mr Rees-Steer said one of his main aims was to get more younger accountants involved in the society.
“I am extremely proud to be taking up the position of BWMSCA president and look forward to my year of office immensely,” he said.
“Going forward I will seek to continue the excellent work of my immediate past presidents in both raising the profile and communications of the ICAEW and the local branch, and ensure our appropriate involvement in policy setting and the developing wider business landscape in the region and beyond.
“I would like to introduce new, and younger, blood to the regional committees through both direct introductions and from the current local ICAEW member structures; I believe that this needs to be targeted and proactive both from the younger end and by approaching senior individuals who have not previously had an involvement in the region.”
Prior to joining Invigour in November 2009, Peter Rees-Steer qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybran.