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Ian Leigh

I Leigh

Andrew Mead
  • Appointed to IRB: 1 January 2016


Ian is currently a statutory regulator of legal services in the field of immigration. He is an Immigration Services Commissioner, ensuring the fitness and competence of advisers, handling complaints and prosecuting those who act illegally. As a corporation sole and accounting officer, Ian holds responsibility for all aspects of corporate governance.

Ian has wide experience of management and policy delivery in the public sector with his later career focusing on regulation and consumer protection. After running the Regulatory Impact Unit in the former Department of Trade and Industry, Ian spent several years as managing director of the Consumer Council for Postal Services, championing the interests of all users throughout the UK.

In addition to his work on immigration, Ian is active in the further education sector and he advises the Irish communications regulator on postal consumer issues. His priority is therefore to ensure that the IRB protects the public interest.

Declaration of Interests

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

  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics

Membership of ICAEW Council, ICAEW Boards and other ICAEW Committees

  • ICAEW Independent Regulatory Board (IRB)

Partnerships, Directorships or beneficial interests in companies


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


Any other matters you feel should be identified

  • ICAEW registered firm Crowe U.K. LLP provides independent financial and regularity auditing services to Esher Sixth Form Academy Trust of which I am Chair of the Audit Committee