New Role Adds Up For Doncaster Accountant

A former Doncaster accountant, who now focuses on fundraising, has taken up a new role on a local university court.

John Weston, fundraiser at Doncaster College for the Deaf, has been appointed to Hull University Court on behalf of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

A University Court is an administrative body of a university in the United Kingdom.

John, a former accountant at the Deaf Trust, has been on the governing body of CIMA since 2008.

He said: “It is a real honour to have been appointed to the Hull University Court. This is a role that is normally reserved for professors but each year seven members of the CIMA council are appointed to university courts.

“My position on the council is to represent the north east of England on the governing body – which has 54 members from over the world.”

CIMA is the largest management accounting organisation in the world with 180,000 members including students in 175 countries.

Bobbie Roberts, Chair of Trustees at Doncaster Deaf Trust said: “We are pleased that John’s dedication to the industry and to CIMA has been recognised with this post.

“He will continue his work with the Deaf Trust to help us to raise vital funds to enable our children, pupils and students to get the best possible start.”