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Derek Blair, Chair of Council and Elected Representative Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire

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Published: 08 Sep 2022

What does the Chair of Council say?
ICAEW’s membership represents a broad constituency (some would say a “broad church”) and Council needs to properly reflect the whole of our membership. A diverse Council, containing people of different ages, genders, ethnicities, perspectives and with a range of professional experience gained in different parts of the World makes better quality decisions than if it were made up of a narrower demographic. Please don’t assume that you don’t have the skills and experience required to fully contribute. None of us joined Council as the perfect Council member. We have all learnt on the job. In fact, joining Council is almost like doing an MBA over 4 years – perhaps we ought to charge for it!

Derek Blair, Chair of Council
Derek Blair