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  • Admitted to ICAEW:1990
  • Joined Council: 2020
  • Large Firm Partner


Christabel is the UK Head of Regulatory and Public Policy and a member of the EY UK LLP Board.

Christabel has been with EY for over 15 years. Christabel has extensive experience in audit, focusing primarily on large businesses in the utilities, manufacturing and retail sectors. Prior to her current role, Christabel worked in Leeds, Birmingham and London and led EY’s Audit business across the North of England and Scotland between 2011 and 2014.  Christabel was COO for Assurance across the UK and Ireland between 2014 to 2018.

Christabel has strong technical experience including IFRS, US GAAP, US SOX, corporate governance and advising on financial reporting issues.

Christabel is the Chair of the Policy and Reputation Group (PRG), which includes representatives of the seven largest global accounting and auditing networks.

Declaration of Interests

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

  • Chair, Policy and Reputation Group

Membership of ICAEW Council, ICAEW Boards and other ICAEW Committees

  • Council
  • ICAEW Board (from June 2022)
  • Technical Strategy Board (Chair - from June 2022)

Partnerships, Directorships or beneficial interests in companies

  • EY LLP

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


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Christabel Cowling