Harold Baird FCMA, management accounting and business adviser, has been elected President of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Baird provides services to small-to-medium enterprises and not-for-profit organisations in Northern Ireland and is currently a Director of the Methodist Publishing Company Limited and Belfast Activity Centre Limited. Formerly, he was Senior Corporate Planning Accountant with Northern Ireland Electricity plc which on privatisation became Viridian plc.
He has been extensively involved in the CIMA member network and was elected to Council in June 2001 to represent Northern Ireland. He was Chairman of the Members’ Services Committee from 2007 to 2009 and has also served on several other committees including the Executive, International Development and Lifelong Learning Committees.
In addition to Baird’s appointment Gulzari Babber FCMA has been elected deputy president, and Malcolm Furber FCMA has been elected vice president. Babber is one of the institute’s Registered Members in Practice and has run his own accountancy and taxation practice in Harrow, West London since 1985. urber has been a member of CIMA’s Council for 13 years. He currently has his own consulting business where he has played a major role in business improvement assignments in both the private and public sector.