Chris will focus on supporting Lancashire and South Lakeland’s 1,880 members across the area; continuing to develop ICAEW influence within the regional political and business agenda; and providing member support via activities and events, both virtually and in person.
Speaking of his appointment, Chris said: “I am passionate about the area and what we offer to the wider culture and economy of the UK. This role offers the chance to represent the chartered accountancy profession and ensure our voices are heard regarding the Levelling Up agenda and the need to move towards a sustainable and green economy. It is an honour to represent members and I’m very much looking forward to the year ahead.
“I aim to encourage local members, in both practice and business, to engage with us so that we can provide effective support and ensure that the views of chartered accountants are promoted both locally and nationally. I also aim to build on the excellent work of my predecessor by continuing to deliver high-quality events to support members, especially as we come out of the pandemic.”
The President and committee invited members, some of whom celebrated 50 years of membership, to join them at the AGM on 12 May.