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ICAEW Boards and Committees

We're recruiting

An opportunity to shape the future of the profession

Applications open 4 January 2024

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Why apply?

These appointments provide opportunities for you to input into our supervision, qualification, services to members and our policy voice. By applying to join a Board or committee you can help us chart the future of the profession – from equipping members in the skills to deliver sustainability to ensuring the profession builds trust and confidence.

Make your voice heard

Share your insights and experience on the topics that matter most to you. Our committee applications are open to everyone.


Support the profession

Take part in promoting the interests of our members, the next generation of accountants and the public.


Define our future

Guide our strategy as we work towards building a world of sustainable economies.

About the roles

We're recruiting for volunteers across all our boards and committee positions. These positions are for individuals looking to make a contribution to the wider profession by using their unique experiences and perspective to inform and shape our policies.

What you can expect:

  • Share insights and expertise to help other members and the profession.
  • Meet fellow ICAEW members in the same field as you.
  • Time commitment of 2-10 days a year.
  • Meet in-person or virtual attendance possible for the majority of meetings.

Who we're looking for

Our boards and committees work best with a diversity of insights.

We welcome applications from:

  • Individuals at any stage in their career, including newly qualified, career-breakers and recent retirees.
  • Individuals from any accountancy background across all specialisms and sectors.
  • Both ICAEW members and non-members.

If you don't know which specific role you'd like to apply for, submit the general interest application form and we will work with you to try to find one best suited to your skills and experience.

What are the ICAEW Boards and Committees?

We have 23 Boards and committees looking for new applicants. We have grouped these into related clusters reflecting their core concerns.

Find out more about each below.

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Reputation and influence

These Boards and Committees guide our work interacting with regulators, and government. We also ensure that our technical thinking, guidance and advice for our members is high-quality, reliable and relevant.

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Belonging and supporting

Our Belonging & Supporting committees provide essential insight and perspective on matters that affect our members, to help us to understand their needs and to ensure that our support is focused.

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Education and training

We are committed to educating the chartered accountants of tomorrow, with a focus on building sustainable cohorts of future business and professional leaders. We work with universities, schools and other educational establishments to support recruitment activity for employers and our commitment to social mobility.

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Our Governance Committees support ICAEW Board and Council to ensure ICAEW meets our Charter objectives and to manage the affairs and business of ICAEW.

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Meet the Chairs

Caroline Smale
Caroline Smale Chair of the ICAEW Members & Commercial Board and Partner, Bishop Fleming

Christabel Cowling
Christabel Cowling Chair of the Technical Strategy Board and Audit Partner, Head of Regulatory and Public Policy, EY LLP

Sotiris Kroustis
Sotiris Kroustis Chair of the Learning & Professional Development Board and Audit Partner, Head of Public Policy, PwC LLP

Matthew Stroh
Dr Matthew Stroh Chair of ICAEW Council and Head of Audit Professional Standards, Audit, Grant Thornton UK LLP

A key reason I enjoy working on ICAEW committees is the ability to share ideas and learn from other professionals – this has been a huge benefit of being on the Economic Crime Sub-committee. Another is the opportunity to assist in shaping guidance and policy, which is part of the evolution of the profession.

Angela Foyle, Head of Risk Management and Economic Crime, BDO

Application process


  • To apply for a specific committee or group, submit a specific interest form.
  • If you don't have a specific committee or group in mind, submit a general interest form.


You'll also need to submit a CV. Details of how to do this will be provided once we receive your form.


Complete the diversity monitoring form.


We will review your application for a suitable position, and if you're shortlisted you'll be invited to interview.

We aim to let all applicants know the outcome of their application in May 2024.

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