New global CEO appointed

We’re delighted to announce that Anton Colella has been appointed as Moore Stephens International’s new global Chief Executive Officer following a worldwide search.
Anton Colella is currently global Chief Executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).
We’ve grown significantly over the last decade through network expansion and broadening service offerings and target markets. A newly developed strategy will see us drive substantial growth through enhanced collaboration, communication and innovation, combined with the roll-out of aligned values and brand messages.
Anton Colella’s appointment is key to the delivery of our growth strategy and is part of a revised governance structure designed to drive the network forward.
Richard Moore, Chairman, said: “We are delighted that Anton is joining Moore Stephens International at this important time. He is a motivational leader and is highly respected by major firms, global professional bodies, regulators and governments.
“His experience offers a unique insight into the challenges facing our business and he brings change management skills which will greatly benefit our network and its member firms.
“Anton’s appointment provides the inspiration, direction and challenge necessary to achieve the objectives of Moore Stephens International and cement our position as a major global business.”
Anton Colella will work alongside Richard Moore and COO, Mike Hathorn, who will retire in April 2018 but will remain to support Anton through a transition period.
Anton Colella commented: "This is a hugely exciting time to be joining Moore Stephens International. I will relish the opportunity of working with all our 28,000 people to bring to life our new strategy and drive our organisation forward together.
"The accountancy and advisory world is at a crossroads, where the challenges of technology, ethics and geopolitical upheaval will present opportunities for those who are bold enough and ambitious enough to seize them.
"Moore Stephens International is extremely well placed to build on the success of the past and grasp the opportunities of the future to enhance our position as one of the world's leading networks."
ICAS President, Sir Brian Souter, said: “Over the past decade, Anton has been the architect of a transformed ICAS and we want to thank him for his immense contribution. We wish him well with his new endeavours and we believe he will continue to have a valuable role as a leader in the accountancy profession.”