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Mary Hockaday

Mary Hockaday is a Non-executive Director at ICAEW


Until recently Mary was the Controller of BBC World Service English, responsible for the BBC’s radio and digital audio services in English for weekly global audience of 79 million people.

Before that she was Head of the BBC Newsroom, overseeing the BBC’s flagship daily television and radio news bulletins and the BBC news website for domestic and global audiences. She was a correspondent in Prague in the early 1990s for the BBC and The Independent.

She studied at Cambridge University and New York University. Her wider interests include education, women in leadership and supporting young international journalists working in challenging countries.

Declaration of Interests

Membership of, or interests in, formal bodies or groups, including other professional bodies


Membership of ICAEW Council, ICAEW Boards and other ICAEW Committees

  • ICAEW Board

Partnerships, Directorships or beneficial interests in companies

  • Trustee, Girls’ Day School Trust
  • Lay Trustee, Royal College of Emergency Medicine

Professional or social relationships with individuals who have business relationships or who compete with ICAEW


Any other matters you feel should be identified

  • Honorary Fellow, Trinity Hall Cambridge
Mary Hockaday