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ICAEW Boards and Committees

An opportunity to shape the future of the profession

Applications are now closed

What are the ICAEW boards and committees?

There were 23 boards and committees looking for new applicants in 2024. We have grouped these into related clusters reflecting their core concerns, and you can find out more about these boards and committees below.

Applications for 2024 have now closed. We aim to let all applicants know the outcome of their application in May 2024.

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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 and Supporting committees and boards 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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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

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 Education and Training 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