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President’s Biography

Author: ICAEW

Published: 07 Jun 2023

Mark Rhys is the ICAEW President for 2023/24.

He qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in 1987, becoming a partner in 1996 and auditing a variety of banking and capital market clients. Mark then became a partner at Deloitte, where he was the global lead contact for interactions with the Financial Stability Board.

From a career spanning over three decades, other professional highlights include serving as the joint chair of the Global Public Policy Committee’s Bank Working Group, working as a member of the Prudential Regulation Authority’s Practitioner Panel and being part of Sir Donald Brydon’s Auditors’ Advisory Group.

In 2007, Mark became the first chair of ICAEW’s Financial Services Faculty. He has also chaired the Technical Strategy Board and is a member of both the Audit and Nominating Committees.

Mark joined ICAEW Council in 2018 and became an ICAEW Board member that same year.

He holds a degree in Economics from University College London and an MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School.

Mark has climbed Kilimanjaro, Cotopaxi, and Fuji. He loves diving, enjoys long walks at home in Somerset, and can often be found amongst the audience at the opera or theatre.