Darsi has been promoted to the Chair role after serving firstly as the Chair of the North America region and for the last four years as Colin Farmer’s Deputy Chair. Colin Farmer, consultant at Alliotts LLP in London, steps down after a highly successful tenure which has seen him lead AGA during the most sustained growth period in its 42-year history and through the myriad challenges of the pandemic. He hands the torch to Darsi with AGA enjoying significant forward momentum.

Darsi, one of Accounting Today’s Managing Partner Elite, is the first woman to serve as Chair of AGA and will be supported in her role by her newly elected Deputy, Giorgio Marcolongo, partner at BĒS Associati (Milan, Italy). She will serve a three-year term and play an important part in leading the Worldwide Board in developing and implementing the next stage of AGA’s strategic plans.

Darsi comments:

“It is an honour to be appointed to this position within the Alliance and to step into such an important role recently held by Colin. Colin has demonstrated great passion and skill in leading the Worldwide Board and taking AGA to the exciting place it is today.
“I aim to continue Colin’s great work, lead by example and work with the Executive Office and our members from all regions to bring their ideas and concerns to the attention of the Worldwide Board. I look forward to leading AGA in the coming years.”

Colin said:

“I am delighted with Darsi’s appointment to succeed me as the Worldwide Chair. Throughout her tenure as Deputy Chair, Darsi’s commitment to the Board and to the Alliance has been second to none. Her vision and strong drive will be instrumental in helping to shape AGA in the future and I wish her many congratulations on this fantastic achievement.”

Alliott Global Alliance CEO, Giles Brake adds:

“It takes a very special person to serve as Worldwide Chair, so I am really delighted that Darsi has been elected to this prestigious role. Her determination, problem solving ability and strategic thinking are exactly what the alliance needs at this stage of its development. The alliance faces significant challenges to remain competitive and relevant to member firms and their clients in the years ahead. However, I am very confident that with Darsi at the controls, we are in the optimum position to convert these challenges into opportunities and establish the alliance as a leader in our industry.”

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