Charles Tilley, OBE

Charles Tilley, OBE


Charles Tilley OBE is Chief Executive Officer of the International Integrated Reporting Council, spearheading the drive towards a cohesive, holistic corporate reporting system and building awareness and adoption of integrated thinking and reporting globally.

Charles has been central to the IIRC and the development of integrated reporting since its inception, having chaired the IIRC’s Technical Task Force, the group responsible for the development of the International <IR> Framework.

Previously, Charles was CEO of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, where one of his key focus areas was introducing Global Management Accounting Principles that can improve decision-making in organizations through the provision of high-quality management information, in line with integrated reporting. Charles also instigated the joint venture with the American Institute of CPAs to create the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.

The importance Charles places in integrated reporting stems from his time as Group Finance Director of two investment banks, Hambros and Granville Baird where he understood the importance of integrated thinking and decision-making that is grounded in robust and strategic data.

Charles is Chairman of the International Federation of Accountants’ (IFAC) professional accountants in business committee and is a member of the UK Financial Reporting Council’s Stakeholder Advisory Panel and the Princes’ Accounting For Sustainability Advisory Council.

Charles started his career at KPMG, becoming a partner in 1986. He has also held non-executive positions at the Ipswich Building Society and Great Ormand Street Hospital.

Charles was awarded the OBE for services to the economy in 2016, a recognition of his achievements in promoting and advancing management accounting.