The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) executive general manger advocacy and technical has been elected to the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) in the role of senior vice president – development.

“We congratulate Vicki on this important appointment which recognises her commitment to policy and advocacy,” said IPA chief executive officer, Prof Andrew Conway.

“Vicki’s role with the IPA is one of carrying a strong advocacy voice on behalf of our members and the small business community; this two-year appointment is a natural extension of her role and signifies the IPA Group’s commitment to support small business at a global level.

“I am confident that Vicki’s skills in policy, advocacy and background as a practitioner will be a great asset to the ICSB,” said Prof Conway.

Ms Stylianou’s ICSB role responsibilities will include enhancing relationships with ICSB affiliates, the introduction of new affiliates and the creation of a global public relations strategy.