The powers of Council are defined in the Charter and Council is ultimately responsible for ensuring that ICAEW meets the objects set out in the Charter. Council delegates many of its functions to the ICAEW Board and other committees to speed up the administration of our governance processes and ensure that there is an effective balance between the time taken to reach decisions and the depth of scrutiny of those decisions. This enables Council to work at a strategic level.
Council has up to 125 members, the majority of which are elected by ICAEW members, supplemented by co-opted and ex-officio members to ensure that Council represents the main sectors and interests of the whole membership.
The biographies and declarations of interests of the ICAEW Council members are shown below, grouped by constituency.