ICAEW.com works better with JavaScript enabled.

Cowling, Christabel

C Cowling LLB FCA

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


Christabel is the UK Head of Regulatory and Public Policy and a Board Member.

Christabel has been with EY for over 15 years. Christabel has extensive experience in the areas of auditing multinational listed groups under IFRS and of reporting accountant work for corporate transactions. Prior to her current role, Christabel worked in Leeds, Birmingham and London and led our 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 has worked across many different sectors but has spent much of her career working in the Utilities, Retail and Manufacturing sectors.

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

Partnerships, Directorships or beneficial interests in companies

  • EY LLP

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


Any other matters you feel should be identified