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Ann Wright

Lay member

Appointed to IRB: 1 September 2017


Ann was a partner at the law firm Nabarro for over 20 years then, from 2009 until July 2017, she was chief executive of the Intellectual Property Regulation Board, which regulates patent and trade mark attorneys. Here she dealt with the same issues that ICAEW faces: regulation in the public interest (and keeping public trust) and supporting an internationally-respected profession where strong regulation is at the core of reputation.

One of Ann’s roles within IRB is to ensure that it clearly communicates its role and work to all its stakeholders: the public, the profession, government and other regulatory bodies.

Declaration of Interests

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

  • Governor of the Whitgift Foundation
  • Solicitor, albeit non-practising, and hence a de facto member of the law society

Membership of ICAEW Council, ICAEW Boards and other ICAEW Committees

  • ICAEW Independent Regulatory Board (IRB)

Partnerships, Directorships or beneficial interests in companies

  • None

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

  • None (but ad hoc legal consultant to the Faculty Office (Legal regulator of notaries))

Any other matters you feel should be identified

  • None
Ann Wright