Deborah Chaplin, director, faculties.
Deborah Chaplin leads the team of the seven specialist Faculties who are the voice of ICAEW in their respective areas of audit and assurance, corporate finance, finance & management, financial reporting, financial services, IT and tax.
Prior to this, Deborah Chaplin was the head of the ICAEW Audit and Assurance Faculty for six years where she was responsible for the overall implementation of Faculty strategy, in particular the delivery of technical and practical support to members in the field of audit and assurance. In 2002, Deborah was the staff lead on the Faculty’s flagship publication on the drivers of audit quality and she led the Faculty team supporting the Audit Quality Forum. She was also a member of the Auditing Working Party of the European Federation of Accountants.
Before joining ICAEW in 2001, Deborah was a senior manager at Deloitte working in listed company audit including a number of corporate transactions. During this time she also completed two commercial secondments and held internal strategic roles around e-business business development and had primary responsibility for department training programmes for over 200 audit technical staff including the design, implementation and delivery of certain training modules.
Deborah qualified as an ICAEW chartered accountant in 1995, and is a fellow of ICAEW (FCA).
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