ACAT Chairman John Chastney passes away

August 10, 2021
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ACAT Chairman John Chastney passes away

IT is with great sadness that ACAT must share the news that our Chairman John Chastney has passed away.

In addition to serving as one of our trustees for many years, John was also known to countless members as one of our lead trainers.

John passed away on Sunday, 25th July, while away from home with his family.

ACAT’s Executive Officer Ashley Ellis said: “John’s contribution to ACAT has been immense.

“Quite apart from bringing his training expertise to bear for hundreds of delegates nationwide, as Chairman he has been instrumental in ensuring ACAT’s continued growth and development.

“I’m certain that I speak for ACAT’s trustees and team when I extend our thoughts and prayers to John’s wife, Sue, as well as his children and family at this exceptionally sad time.”

John was a professional trainer and lecturer for some years before becoming the partner responsible for several charity clients at international audit, tax and advisory firm, Mazars.

Following his retirement, he spearheaded the development of an exemplar for the Methodist Church that prepares accruals-based accounts and reports that need to comply with both the terms and the spirit of SORP2015 under both FRSSE and FRS102.

ACAT Deputy Chairman Robert Meakin – who is now serving as ACAT’s Chairman – added: “John brought his high-level experience and knowledge to bear to facilitate ACAT’s success.

“ACAT owes John a debt of gratitude – and I’m certain that his legacy will continue with the work we undertake in the future.”