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  • Admitted to ICAEW: 1981
  • Joined Council: 2019
  • Election Constituency: Beds, Bucks & Herts


John is a consultant with the East Anglian member firm of the UHY Hacker Young network. He qualified with Grant Thornton in Bedford in 1981 and has spent the whole of his career in practice in the Beds, Bucks & Herts area.

As well as tax activities, he finds himself drawn to the regulatory sphere, being the firm’s deputy MLRO.

He is a Beds, Bucks & Herts Past-President and currently co-chairs the district’s discussion group.

Away from the office, he’s a keen Bedford Blues, Chelsea and Bedford Town FC fan, walking footballer, sometime runner and cyclist, quizzer, jazz fan, trustee of the Friends of Bedfordshire Youth Music and chair of the Bedfordshire Music Trust, which helps provide ensemble experience and performance opportunities for young musicians in the county and the surrounding area. 

Declaration of Interests

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

  • Labour Party

Membership of ICAEW Council, ICAEW Boards and other ICAEW Committees

  • Council

Partnerships, Directorships or beneficial interests in any companies

  • Director and Shareholder, J P Sheehan Limited
  • Director, UHY Hacker Young (East) Limited
  • Trustee, Bedfordshire Music Trust
  • Trustee, Friends of Bedfordshire Youth Music

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


Any other matters you feel should be identified


John Sheehan