issues high on chief
IFA and IAB are considering ways if
improving the Institutes' capacity to respond to members' changing needs.
this end, J. Malcolm Dean was a delegate
at a conference on the governance
of professional bodies, organised
by PARN - the Professional Association
Research Network - an organisation
run by the University
of Bristol. "We're
looking at the management structure of
the Institute," says Dean, "so it will be very helpful.
Some of the examples will serve as models for future changes."
chief executive has also been involved in discussions relating to the lAB's
planned launch of its Payroll Faculty
(see page 11), and the IFA's relationship with Bolton Institute (see
FBK, February/March 2003, page 13). Both
initiatives aim to heighten the profile
of the Institutes and their qualifications, and improve their relevance
and usefulness to members, students
and the wider business community.
a recent visit to Hong Kong and China, Dean confirmed the
appointment of training centres in Zhen and Beijing,
where the IFA is working with
- one of the best
and tutors at LlandrilloCollege
were rewarded for
their exceptional efforts and results in
the lAB's Intermediate level exams in June 2002, when Dean presented the
award for TopCollege.
"Many of them
were mature students who found the
course particularly interesting," says
Dean, and it has served them well.
"An impressive number have secured jobs since completing the course,"