Anton Colella

Anton Colella

CEO, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland


Anton Colella became Chief Executive of ICAS in October 2006.

Previously he was the Chief Executive of the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), from December 2003 to October 2006, following a period as Director of Qualifications.

He was elected Chair of the Global Accounting Alliance in November 2011. The GAA has almost 800,000 members in 165 countries, and represents a collection of 11 leading institutes from around the world.

Anton joined the University of Glasgow’s Strategic Advisory Board in 2011. He is a Council member of the Confederation of British Industry Scotland (CBI) and Chairman of the Scottish Council of Independent Schools (SCIS). SCIS is an independent educational charity representing over 70 member schools in Scotland which educate more than 32.000 children.

A graduate of the University of Stirling, Anton’s career began as a teacher of Religious Education. Before joining the SQA he was Depute Head Teacher in St Margaret Mary’s Secondary School in Glasgow.

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