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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.

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ICAEW's public affairs team

  • Graham Dale, Head of Public Affairs at ICAEW 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 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.

  • Daniel Ellis Daniel Ellis Policy and Public Affairs Manager

    Daniel’s role as a Policy and Public Affairs Manager is to deliver ICAEW’s priorities on audit & corporate governance reform and public sector & finances. Prior to joining ICAEW, Daniel advised multiple MPs and served as a director of a social housing organisation.

  • Tara Nolan Policy and Public Affairs Executive

    Tara’s role as Policy and Public Affairs Executive is to support ICAEW’s priorities on regional economic growth, sustainability, trade, and equality, diversity & inclusion. Before working at ICAEW, Tara was an intern at the House of Commons.

  • Ellis Wyles Policy and Public Affairs Executive

    Ellis’ role as Policy and Public Affairs Executive is to support ICAEW’s priorities on audit & corporate governance reform and public sector & finances. Before working at ICAEW, Ellis was a public affairs intern at Grayling and also worked at BDO.