Policy and public affairs
The policy and public affairs team is responsible for promoting ICAEW's reputation, corporate goals and strategy.
The team communicates with policy makers at national and regional level to promote and advance ICAEW’s work. We draw on the experience of our members and our technical expertise to develop policy in the public interest, which benefits the economy and protects the integrity of the accountancy profession.
ICAEW's public affairs team
Graham Dale Head of Public Affairs
As Head of Public Affairs, Graham manages ICAEW relationships with key stakeholders, including MPs, ministers and government officials. Before joining ICAEW in 2011, he worked in Her Majesty's Treasury, the Business Department and the Department for Work and Pensions.
Joel Spreadborough Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager
As Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Joel manages ICAEW's team of policy and public affairs executives and shapes ICAEW's work with key stakeholders. Before joining ICAEW in 2011, Joel worked for the Association of British Insurers and in the House of Commons.
Amy Whitehead Policy and Public Affairs Manager
Amy's role as Policy and Public Affairs Manager is to deliver on ICAEW's policy priorities on regional economic growth, sustainability, trade, and equality, diversity & inclusion. Before joining ICAEW, Amy worked for an MP in the House of Commons.
Alex Hicks Policy and Public Affairs Executive
Alex’s role as Policy and Public Affairs Executive is to support ICAEW’s priorities on economic crime, audit reform, financial services and tax. Before working at ICAEW, Alex was a public affairs intern at Grayling and a parliamentary intern in the House of Commons
Tom Leeman Policy and Public Affairs Executive
Tom's role as Public Affairs and Policy Executive is to support ICAEW's priorities on regional economic growth, sustainability, public sector, and international trade. Before joining ICAEW in December 2022, Tom worked as a researcher at Centre for Cities.