Orin Gordon is the new head of Caribbean for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Orin assumes the leadership with immediate effect and replaces Brenda Lee Tang who left the organisation after 15 years, 8 of them at the helm.
A seasoned media professional, Orin brings a 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’d worked as presenter, reporter and analyst at BBC Business News, worked at BBC News, and had formerly been head of BBC Caribbean, the BBC’s World Service’s Caribbean unit. As a Guyanese national, he had his start in Guyana in the late 1980s, becoming editor-in-chief at national radio, and head of news for national TV. Orin holds an MBA from the University of Oxford.
In his role as head of ACCA Caribbean Orin will provide strategic and visionary leadership across the region by working with partners, members, affiliates and all stakeholders to carry on raising ACCA’s presence and reputation in the region. Orin will support the needs of our members in the Caribbean ensuring ACCA works to promote and support them at every opportunity increase value to all ACCA stakeholders.
In a brief statement on the new appointment, ACCA Director for Europe and Americas, Mark Cornell says: “I am delighted to welcome Orin as ACCA Caribbean’s Country Head. 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.”
Orin Gordon added: “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. 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”.