Chief Executive of ICB/ICFM Garry Carter celebrates his 60th birthday today, 4th March 2014. Please join the ICB team in wishing Garry many happy returns on this milestone birthday
1954 saw many developments on a global scale: Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four minute mile; Queen Elizabeth II became the first reigning British Monarch to visit Australia; the first Godzilla film premiered in Tokyo; the United States of America tested the first hydrogen bomb; and, on 4th March, Garry Carter was born.
Originally from Shropshire, Garry spent time working with other professional awarding bodies before deciding to take the plunge and set up the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. His time elsewhere gave Garry the drive and desire to create something that would become a local, national and global organisation. Starting from nothing on 1stNovember 1996 in Bloomsbury Square with a small team, Garry drove ICB from strength to strength. Garry and June have worked hard to develop ICB into the world’s largest bookkeeping institute and professional body of its kind.
ICB/ICFM is now in 110 countries, has over 150,000 members and students worldwide, and is recognised as the peak of the bookkeeping profession. ICB is honoured to have a Royal patron, HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO; it has government supporters both in the UK and abroad; it is partnered with some of the world’s leading businesses and entrepreneurs. All through Garry’s hard work, ambition and leadership.
I would like to close with the words of Graham Hambly at the 2014 PQ Magazine awards: “Please welcome to the stage Garry Carter, always the best dressed man in the room.”
From all at ICB in the UK, and on behalf of our offices in Australia, Ireland, the Philippines, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, India, Georgia and Ghana, happy 60thbirthday Garry.