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Vernon Soare

Vernon Soare is Chief Operating Officer at ICAEW.


Vernon is an ICAEW board member and as Chief Operating Officer is responsible for Finance, Information Technology, Communications and Brand, Property and the Executive Office. He also oversees ICAEW’s Public Sector and International Capacity Building work.

Vernon is a board member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide. Until 2019 he was responsible for ICAEW’s Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region and office.

Vernon joined ICAEW as Executive Director, Professional Standards in 2006 and in April 2016 became the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining ICAEW he was Policy and Technical Director at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and also worked for the Audit Commission.

Vernon is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant and a CIPFA member. He has an undergraduate degree from Magdalen College, Oxford University and an MBA.

Declaration of Interests

Membership of formal bodies or groups, including other professional bodies

  • Member of CIPFA

Membership of ICAEW Council, ICAEW Boards and other ICAEW Committees

  • ICAEW Board

Partnerships, Directorships or beneficial interests in companies

  • Director of various ICAEW subsidiaries

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


Any other matters you feel should be identified

  • ICAEW registered firm, Jacob Kavanagh and Skeet, provides an indepdent examination service to Grove Chapel, Camberwell, of which I am honorary Treasurer