He will take up office at the end of March 2000, and will become president of the institute in April 2002.
A long-standing member of the ICAS Council, his new appointment and subsequent Presidency at the age of 42 will make Cahal Dowds the youngest President in the Institute?s history.
Charles Monaghan, current president, feels that the appointment reflects its forward-thinking culture: 'We are delighted that Cahal has agreed to accept the post of Junior Vice President. He has made a significant contribution to the Scottish business community and the profession and we are pleased to recognise these achievements and look forward to his Presidency.'
Charles Monaghan will pass the Presidency to Grenville Johnston in April 2000, followed by Andrew Christie in April 2001.
Cahal Dowds was one of the founding partners of Rutherford Manson Dowds, one of the biggest independent accountancy firms in Scotland. Started in 1986, the accountancy practice was sold to Deloitte & Touche earlier this year.
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