- made an outstanding contribution to the accountancy profession and/or the finance or business world, and/or
- have achieved professional or academic prominence in ICAEW-related disciplines and/or
- have made a significant contribution to furthering the work of ICAEW.
Honorary members of ICAEW are entitled to the prestigious 'FCA Honorary' title and to use ICAEW services but have no other rights of membership.
Honorary memberships have been awarded to:
- King Charles III, for his work on accounting for sustainability.
- Sir Adrian Cadbury, for his work on corporate governance.
- Wang Jun, the Vice-Minister of Finance of the People’s Republic of China, for his contribution to China’s accounting reform.
- Professor Stephen Zeff of Rice University in Houston, in recognition of his long career as one of the leading accounting and standard setting academics and historians and his work for ICAEW over many years.
- Sir Bryan Nicholson, for his work as chairman of the Financial Reporting Council, his continuing service as a trustee of the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation and as an observer to the IFAC Public Interest Oversight Board.
- Sir Christopher Hogg, for his work as chairman of the Financial Reporting Council and his work as an advisor to the original Cadbury Committee.
- Mervyn E King, for his work on integrated reporting as chairman of the International Integrated Reporting Council and the Global Reporting Initiative, and his work on the King Reports on corporate governance in South Africa.
- Professor Ray Ball, for his achievements as an accounting researcher and for his practical contribution to ICAEW’s thought leadership work.
- *Beth Brooke, for her work championing diversity and inclusion in the profession.
- *Emma Codd, for her work championing diversity and inclusion in the profession.
- *Melanie Richards CBE, for her work championing diversity and inclusion in the profession.
*These three honorary memberships were awarded as part of ICAEW’s campaign to mark 100 years of women in chartered accountancy.