September 2018

Martin Gibbs, Managing Partner of Coventry (UK) based member firm Dafferns LLP has been co-opted by the AGN EMEA regional Board.  The EMEA Board looked for a new Director from this geographic area following the retirement of L. McQuaid from the Board in order to represent a large stakeholder group in the association´s EMEA region.

Martin has been an accountant for 36 years and has been advising clients at Partner or Manager level for 25 years.  As well as being Dafferns’ Managing Partner, Martin is also a Corporate Reporting Partner, advising small and medium UK and International businesses, on audit, assurance accounts and tax. He has extensive corporate finance experience, helping clients buy, sell and restructure businesses, undertaking due diligence reviews, advising MBO teams and exit route planning. Martin is also an AMSF accredited Mindshop facilitator, providing strategic business advice, helping clients grow, become more profitable and retain more of that profit.


Martin comments: ‘I am both delighted and excited to be appointed to the AGN EMEA board. Dafferns joined AGN in 2015 just before the Copenhagen EURM and is hugely committed to the organisation. Since joining I have attended 6 of the last 7 European and World meetings. I look forward to working with you all and learning from the Board. I bring energy, vision, passion, enthusiasm and extensive experience at board with a number of other organisations. Delivering high quality, interesting, relevant, profitable Regional Meetings and IFRS/Tax Seminars is vital, along with supporting member firms in developing the Next Generation of leaders and partners and making the Next-Gen sessions accessible to more delegates.’

AGN appreciates that Dafferns as a very active and innovative member firm and consequently we are looking forward to getting new inputs from Martin for our strategic targets like Next Gen, strengthening the new Audit an IT approaches and developing new activities in the WAA area.