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ICAEW Members in Scotland Committee 2017-2018

Office holders and committee members for ICAEW Members in Scotland (IMS).

Office holders

President, ICAEW Members in Scotland

Neil Strong, Tax Director, Mazars LLP

Neil specialises in taxation advice to owner managed businesses and high net worth individuals. He aims to increase engagement with ICAEW members in Scotland and provide support to members in practice as the IMS practice resources representative.

Deputy President, ICAEW Members in Scotland

Paul Richards, Finance Manager and Financial Accountant, Our Power

Paul trained with PwC in Edinburgh, before moving to the private sector in September 2014. In March 2016, he joined Our Power, an energy supplier start-up committed to providing low-cost energy to homes across Scotland. Paul has a strong interest in sustainability. For IMS, he aims to increase the engagement of students and younger members with ICAEW members in Scotland. 

Secretary & Treasurer, ICAEW Members in Scotland

Alan Livesey, Director, D.A.T.A. Services Limited 

Alan specialises in the analysis of data in support of audit, management reporting and fraud investigation. He is a member of the IT Faculty committee and seeks to ensure that IMS members receive all the benefits of ICAEW membership enjoyed by the rest of the UK.

E: alan.livesey@dataservices.uk.com  T: +44 (0)131 225 7707

Committee members

Carl Bayley, Director, Bayley Miller Ltd (Council member) 

Carl is a tax specialist, author and presenter and runs his own practice in Edinburgh. He aims to support the work of IMS and to engage with as many members in Scotland as possible in his roles as committee member and as elected Council member for Scotland. Carl is also a member of the ICAEW Board and Chairman of the Tax Faculty. 

E: info@bayleymiller.co.uk T: +44 (0)131 657 2535

Clare Beck, Finance Manager, Dobbies Garden Centres

Clare loves data, systems and I.T. She thrives in the fast paced retail environment, having spent time working in Italy,Germany and Hungary she is also passionate about Europe and the benefits of using the qualification to combine work and travel. She aims especially to encourage and support IMS members who are interested in data, systems and Europe.

Michael Buckley, Assistant Director, M&A Transaction Services, Deloitte LLP 

Michael specialises in buy-side and sell-side due diligence services to corporates and financial sponsors. He is also experienced in reporting accountant work on capital market transactions. Before moving to Edinburgh in March 2015, Michael worked in London, the UAE and America. For IMS, he aims to promote the value of ICAEW qualifications to students, business and society.

David Dow

David has retired after a career with KPMG, with Cambridge University and with the Scottish Government. He has represented IMS on various consultative panels (including ICAEWs Business Futures project) and is involved in student careers activities. He maintains an interest in public sector issues.

Shelah Dutta

Shelah has specialised in the health care sector for over 10 years. She was formerly a hospital clinician and general practitioner. Her particular expertise is the development of strategic change programmes and improvement of organisational efficiency. For IMS she aims to find new ways to sustain and extend the participation of members and support the wider role of chartered accountants.

Bill Grierson

Bill headed up the tax advisory group at RBS for over 17 years working, in particular, on M&A activities and capital raising. Bill’s specialism is UK corporate and international tax and he also recently worked with Henderson Loggie as a Tax Director. Bill is keen to help IMS give valuable input on tax consultations and proposed tax changes. 

Luke Harris, Group Financial Controller, Ecometrica

Luke qualified while working in corporate finance in the City and since moving back to Edinburgh he has concentrated on assisting high growth innovative SMEs, particularly in the technology sector. For IMS he aims to support and develop members' work with SMEs.

E: luke.harris@ecometrica.com

Andrew Hewett, Director of Finance, University of Dundee (Immediate Past President)

Andrew has spent most of his career in the retail sector working in some exotic locations but has been involved in schools and the higher education sector for the last ten years. For IMS he is keen to develop links between schools, universities and ICAEW.

E: a.hewett@dundee.ac.uk M: +44 (0)7909 893632

Mike Holland 

Mike works part time as a corporate tax manager in the financial services sector. A Chartered Tax Adviser, he has a keen interest in tax and will provide input to IMS representations on tax consultations. He aims to support the interests of retired IMS members and encourage their involvement in the Group's activities.’

Heather Kheradmand, FP&A, Skyscanner

Heather qualified while working for KPMG in London. In December 2016, she joined Skyscanner, an online travel metaserach engine headquartered in Scotland. For IMS she aims to increase the engagement of students and younger members with ICAEW members in Scotland. 

Heather Lamont, Client Investment Director, CCLA

Heather is an investment professional specialising in long term portfolios for public sector and charity clients. Alongside the ‘day job’ she is a pro-bono Board member of three charities including CABA, for whom she chairs the investment committee. One of her aims for IMS is to raise awareness among finance professionals at all stages of their careers of the benefits of trusteeship. 
E: Heather.Lamont@ccla.co.uk  T: +44 (0)131 306 0266

John Poole

John retired in 2013, after a career in the financial services industry. This was spent mainly in the asset management sector, where he held a number of senior operations positions. John's hope for IMS is to extend its influence in financial education.

Stephen Westwood, Principal, Westwood Consulting

A highly-experienced businessman, with a long career as Chief Executive, Finance Director, non-executive director and consultant, for businesses large and small, across multiple sectors. He is currently engaged in developing three emerging businesses. He is also a trainer and is an author on the topic of business success. For IMS, he is looking to promote chartered accountants as a source of expertise to support entrepreneurial businesses, particularly in the SME community.

E: hello@stephenwestwood.com T: +44 (0) 7787 511992

ICAEW Members in Scotland 

PO Box 26198
Dunfermline, KY12 8ZD
T. +44 (0)131 202 1251

E. ims@icaew.com
W. icaew.com/scotland