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New President for ICAEW South East

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  • Publish date: 23 April 2018
  • Archived on: 23 April 2019

At the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 19 April 2018 Clive Stevens was elected President of the ICAEW South East District Society.

May 2018

Clive qualified as a chartered accountant in 1980 and became a partner in Kreston Reeves in 1989.  He was subsequently appointed managing partner in 1995 and now serves as the firm’s chairman.  Clive was elected onto the ICAEW Council in 2013 and has served on the General Practitioners Board.  He currently chairs the Members and Commercial Board.

Samantha Mason, also of Kreston Reeves, was elected Deputy President and Neil Coupe, Finance Director of Schwing-Stetter UK was elected Vice President.

Several new committee members were also elected:  

  • Richard Hemmings, independent training consultant
  • Janet Fautley, Partner, Kreston Reeves
  • Malcolm Kimber, Principal, Kimbers Chartered Accountants
  • Tony Bennewith, Principal, AJ Bennewith & Co.  

Jeremy Knight and Heather Cheesman retired from the committee, although Heather becomes an ex officio member. The committee expressed their thanks to the outgoing President, Susan Smith, for all her extremely hard work for the District Society during her term of office.

After the AGM the meeting heard an extremely interesting and engaging presentation from Isabelle Campbell, of CABA, on the subject of boosting your resilience.  The talk covered such issues as the causes of stress;  the physiological, psychological and emotional symptoms and the effects on individuals’ well-being and productivity.

At the end of the session the audience were asked what they were going to start doing, stop doing and continue doing in order to boost their resilience to stress.  Almost all were resolved to stop taking their mobile phone to bed with them - although one person did admit that in reality he would probably only go as far as putting in the bedside cabinet!