New president aims to promote advice in accountancy

John Gilleard
John Gilleard

A new president has been appointed to the Humberside and District Society of Chartered Accountants.

The role has been taken on by John Gilleard, who is a partner at Dutton Moore, based in Hull.

Mr Gilleard took over from Jane Mather at the Society’s AGM held at the Willerby Manor Hotel earlier this month.
Now living in Beverley, Mr Gilleard was born in Hull and attended Hymers College before spending a year at college in Hull completing the Accountancy Foundation Course. He then joined Dutton Moore in 1979 as a young trainee and became a partner in 1999.

He has now accumulated more than 30 years of experience working with the SME sector, from start ups to large established firms.

During his year in office, Mr Gilleard hopes to promote the advice and skills which chartered accountants can offer local businesses to help create growth and employment. This starts with a seminar at the Village Hotel, Hessle on 26th June, during the institutes Business Advice Week.

Mr Gilleard is joined by Alan Brocklehurst of Sadofskys in Hull, as deputy president.