AGN International Welcomes New CEO

Malcolm Ward

Malcolm Ward

Malcolm Ward is AGN International Ltd.’s new CEO.

Ward’s predecessor, Nicholas Blake, retired May 27, after 18 years at the organization’s helm. Ward started June 1 and is based in London.

Ward was London MP and a UK board member at Grant Thornton UK before leading Grant Thornton International’s Asia Pacific region, where he oversaw a period of record growth, the establishment of outsourced shared services and much merger and development activity.

“Malcolm’s deep professional services management background, international experience and various high profile roles mean that he will be a formidable new asset for AGN,”says Randy Redwitz, AGN’s international chair and MP of Robert R. Redwitz & Co.

Ward, who has been working closely with Blake and Redwitz since April, says, “I am hugely excited about my new role. The global coverage and quality of the AGN organization gives me a superb opportunity to leverage my accounting industry experience into a business model with enormous potential. I believe that the coming years will see many changes in our industry, and my aim is that AGN members and their clients will be amongst the leading beneficiaries as we develop new benchmarks for accounting associations.”