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Sharron Gunn

Sharron Gunn is Chief Operating Officer at ICAEW.


She joined ICAEW in 2001 as Head of Technical Service and Product Development before being promoted to Director, Member Services in 2006 and to Executive Director in 2012. Sharron qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. After leaving practice, she worked as a financial accountant for Wates City plc before joining J Sainsbury's plc in 1993, where she held a variety of roles. Over the past 20 years, Sharron has driven a wide range of new member support services and commercial activities, such as the transformation of our member facilities at Chartered Accountants’ Hall.

As COO, Sharron will lead the overall operational efficiency of the organisation and enhance matrix working across departmental boundaries. With the support of our four new Managing Directors (MDs), she will oversee all the functions that support ICAEW’s Strategic Foundations: Belonging and Supporting, Education and Training, and Reputation and Influence. This includes Learning and Development, Members, Technical Strategy, International, Commercial, Digital and Brand / Marketing.

Declaration of Interests

Membership of formal bodies or groups, including other professional bodies


Membership of ICAEW Council, ICAEW Boards and other ICAEW Committees

  • ICAEW Board
  • Members & Commercial Board

Partnerships, Directorships or beneficial interests in companies


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

  • My daughter is training as a Chartered Accountant with BDO

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Sharron Gunn