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William Brooks


Will Brooks 

  • Admitted to ICAEW: 1982
  • Joined Council: 2011
  • Election Constituency: London 
  • ICAEW Deputy-President 2020-2021


William Brooks completed his training with Dearden Farrow in London in 1980 and was admitted as a member of ICAEW in 1982.  After qualifying he joined Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (now KPMG) where he stayed for five years, specialising in banking and securities industry work.  He then made his career in the City of London, where he rose to become Director and CFO of a clearing member of the London Stock Exchange.

Will established his consulting firm in the City in 1991, providing business planning and, from 1994, corporate finance advisory and fund management services under FSA regulation.  He now specialises in corporate strategy.  He has served as a non-executive director of certain client companies and other firms for over 25 years.

For ICAEW, Will has served as an examiner for the Advanced Case Study (2000 to 2009) and as a member of the Disciplinary Committee (2007 to 2011).  He was President of the London Society of Chartered Accountants in 2009/10. 

Declaration of interests

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

  • Member of Court, Chartered Accountants' Livery Company

Membership of ICAEW Council, ICAEW Boards and other ICAEW Committees

  • Council
  • Board
  • Audit Committee
  • Diversity Advisory Group
  • Committee Review Meeting

Partnerships, Directorships or beneficial interests in companies


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


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