Charles Tilley OBE
Executive Chairman of The CGMA Research Foundation
Charles Tilley OBE, FCMA, CGMA is Executive Chairman of The CGMA Research Foundation, which focuses upon Management Accounting thought leadership including developments in external and internal reporting, performance management, and the development of the finance function.
Formerly CIMA's CEO, Charles spearheaded the joint venture with the American Institute of CPAs, and was fundamental in conceiving and creating the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, and which formed the Foundation.
Charles is chairman of the International Federation of Accountants’ (IFAC) professional accountants in business committee. Charles is a member of the International Integrated Reporting Council, and previously chaired the IIRC’s technical task force, the group responsible for developing the <IR> framework. He is also a member of the UK Financial Reporting Council’s Lab and the A4S Advisory Council.
Prior to joining CIMA, Charles was a partner at KPMG and Group Finance Director of investment bank, Hambros. He has also held many non-executive positions, including as Deputy Chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Charles was recognised in the 2016 New Year’s honours list and awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the economy.