Titles are no longer important now since I have left the corporate world for more than three years. I gave up three memberships, ie CPA Australia, Singapore Computer Society and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). The most recent action taken was the cessation from CPA Australia.
I now held on to only one professional body: the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants as a Retired Member. This is more sentimental since I worked to attain the status of membership after graduation.
It was not easy to make that kind of decisions because of this attachment that is difficult to shake off. I am glad that I did so. I felt lighter and freer. I did not have to keep up with professional status of these bodies.