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Morison KSi is delighted to announce that Sir Michael Snyder, who founded and chaired KSi,
and until his retirement earlier this year, was Senior Partner of Kingston Smith (Morison KSi’s
UK member firm), has been shortlisted for a lifetime achievement award in the prestigious
International Accounting Bulletin and The Accountant 2016 awards.snyder

Sir Michael was recognised for the significant role he has played in the profession and in
advancing the voice of small and medium sized businesses. Sir Michael transformed Kingston
Smith from a 5 partner, 2 office accounting firm to a multidisciplinary practice with 60 partners, 7
offices and 500 staff, now ranked 18th in the UK.

He served on a number of committees at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), was Chairman of the Association of Practising Accountants and played a high level role in advising the UK Government on small and medium sized businesses. Sir Michael is Co-Chairman of the Government’s Professional Business Services Council (PBSC) which is a vital body for the UK’s largest industry sector and Government working together to strengthen the country’s economic position. He has helped to promote the importance of professional and business services in the UK, advising past and present Government leaders.

The lifetime achievement award is a fiercely contested award, and it is a considerable
achievement to be short-listed. Other shortlisted candidates include: Fayezul Choudhury, CEO of IFAC; James Doty, Chairman of the PCAOB and Olivia Kirtley, President of IFAC.

The winner will be announced on 6 October 2016 at an industry awards dinner, and on behalf
of Morison KSi and KSi Malta we would like to congratulate Sir Michael and wish him success for the final announcement.