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Sustainability Committee

The Sustainability Committee is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of ICAEW’s strategy and policies on sustainability.

Its role includes: identifying aspects of sustainability that are relevant to ICAEW members or to ICAEW’s public interest role; reviewing ICAEW consultation responses and representations on sustainability matters; and overseeing the provision of sustainability information, guidance and thought leadership to members and other stakeholders.

The Sustainability Committee usually meets four times a year and comprises mainly ICAEW members, drawn from accountancy firms, businesses, NGOs and academia. Committee members are appointed for two year terms, renewable up to a maximum of six years. The Sustainability Committee’s Terms of Reference can be found here.

For more information about the Sustainability Committee, or to express an interest in joining it, please contact Francesca Sharp, Sustainability Manager at francesca.sharp@icaew.com

Committee members

Richard Porter (Chair)

Richard PorterRichard has been PwC’s UK leader of Performance Assurance, covering non-financial reporting and assurance, since 2006 and is a key member of the PwC’s wider Sustainability & Climate Change team. His previous experience includes audit, transaction services, and leading PwC's assurance services in relation to the adoption of the single European currency.


Paul Adderley

Paul is passionate about the natural world, balanced with knowledge that business can play a critical role in moving us towards a sustainable future. Paul is Managing Director of Beyond Green, a practice based in Edinburgh, that supports business to adapt their strategy and practices to an ever-changing landscape, and to build their reputation. For Zero Waste Scotland, the Beyond Green helps SMEs take action with resource efficiency and identify circular economy practices. As Past President of ICAEW Members in Scotland, Paul continues to encourage the IMS community to share ideas, to connect with sustainable goals, and to promote the value the ACA qualification offers to business and society.


Jamie Arbib

Jamie ArbibJamie is an ICAEW Member and currently an investor in resource-efficient technologies. His focus is on energy efficiency and he invests at an early stage to support companies for the long-term. He is also the founder of Tellus Mater, a grant-making foundation that aims to support the movement towards a sustainable economy.

Sue Charman

Sue CharmanSue is an ICAEW member and Director of Corporate Stewardship at the World Wildlife Fund. She leads the Finance and Extractive Programmes within WWF-UK and is involved with The Finance Innovation Lab, a collaborative project between ICAEW and WWF-UK. Prior to this she was at Barclays for 23 years.


Bruce Davis

Bruce DavisBruce is an anthropologist studying money and consumerism in the UK and across the world. He is also an entrepreneur who helped create Peer 2 Peer lending and the first UK regulated crowdfunding platform. Bruce is an active writer and speaker on issues of financial reform, sustainability and consumerism. Bruce is a fellow of the Finance Innovation Lab.

Nicki Deeson

Nicki DeesonNicki has been a trustee of Charity Finance Group since September 2012. She is International Finance Director at Amnesty International, where she enjoys the challenge of developing financial leadership in an organisation that works across 80 countries. She qualified with Coopers & Lybrand in 1992 and then joined the charity sector, firstly as a volunteer accountant in Bangladesh and Africa, and then in UK-based roles until July 2013, when she joined Amnesty.

Ian Dickie

Ian DickieIan Dickie joined eftec in November 2007. His interests include biodiversity and natural capital accounting, and the impacts of environmental policies on economic objectives. He is a Director at eftec and also is a Director of the Aldersgate Group, for whom he leads work on biodiversity and ecosystem services.


Helen Dunn

Helen DunnHelen Dunn is a Senior Economic Adviser working for the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. In her role as a UK government economist, Helen has provided economic advice on a range of environmental policy areas including air pollution, transport and the environment, and agri-environment policy. In January 2014, Helen joined the Natural Capital Coalition as a part-time secondee for a 6 month period.

Tony Greenham

Tony GreenhamTony is a Chartered Accountant who leads the Economy, Enterprise and Manufacturing programme at the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA). Tony’s experience ranges from banking and accountancy with PwC, Barclays Bank and Credit Suisse, through small business start-ups to working with social and environmental NGOs. He was previously Head of Finance and Business at the New Economics Foundation.

Tim Haywood

Tim HaywoodTim Haywood has been Group Finance Director of Interserve Plc since 2010 and was appointed to the additional role of Head of Sustainability in 2011, having been inspired by his daughter’s experience as UNICEF’s UK ambassador to the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. He is a Pilot Programme member of the International Integrated Reporting Council and a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman of media group Tarsus plc. Tim has previously been Finance Director of regeneration specialist St. Modwen Properties plc, of distribution business Hagemeyer UK and of various subsidiaries and divisions within FTSE100 diversified industrial company Williams Holdings PLC.


Kathryn Haynes

Kathryn HaynesKathryn is Professor of Accounting and Dean of Hull University Business School. Her research centres on gender equality, social responsibility and sustainability in relation to accounting and the professions. Kathryn is an ICAEW fellow.


Paul Holland

Paul HollandPaul leads KPMG’s UK Sustainability Measurement, Reporting and Assurance service line and has assisted a number of clients with strategy, reporting and assurance at various stages of their Corporate Responsibility journeys: from those that are just beginning to those that have been publically reporting for almost a decade. Paul is an ICAEW fellow.

Steve Lang

Steve LangSteve is a member of ICAEW and a Partner of Sustainability Advisory Services at Ernst & Young. In this role he acts as an advisor to corporate clients across industry sectors on all aspects of the sustainability agenda, with a particular focus on supply chain sustainability, Integrated Reporting and Natural Capital valuation.

David Logan

David LoganDavid is Chief Operating Officer at F&C, a member of the F&C Board as an Executive Director and a member of the F&C Executive Committee. David served as Chief Financial Officer until May 2014 when he took his current role as COO. David holds a BA Degree in Accounting and Economics and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Scotland since 1992. David is a member of the ICAEW Financial Services Committee, and as a former member of AIMA Sound Practices Committee and the AITC Technical Panel was a regular speaker on Investment Management regulatory topics. Prior to joining F&C in July 2006, David was a partner in Deloitte & Touche’s Insurance and Investment Management Division before which he practiced as a Partner at Arthur Andersen from 1999 to 2002.

Tim Morgan

Tim MorganTim is an experienced Finance Director with commercial and charitable expertise. Tim is both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary, with considerable experience as a non-executive director with several successful businesses. His interest is working with organisations which combine financial sustainability with a clear social purpose.


Crispin O’Brien

Crispin OBrienCrispin draws on an international career of 31 years as a Chartered Accountant at KPMG where he set up one of the first CSR networks. He worked with the new economic foundation to set up nef consulting in 2009 and is a senior advisor to Resonance 104.4fm, London's Art Radio Project. He has worked with many organisations on SROI, organisational development and workplace well-being. He is also a director of Thames Reach, a London based homelessness charity.

Brendan O’Dwyer

Brendan ODwyerBrendan is a Professor of Accounting, the Dean of Research, and Research Director of the Accounting Division at the University of Amsterdam Business School. He is also a visiting Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research embraces three broad areas: corporate sustainability accounting, auditing and accountability; non-governmental organisation (NGO) accounting and accountability; and accounting profession regulation. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI).

Alex Spofforth

Alex SpofforthAlex has a wide portfolio of clients in Spofforths LLP, a firm of Chartered Accountants in Sussex, including many property/construction and media businesses and a number of charities. He served on the South East Technical Advisory Committee for 12 years, represents the South East on the Council of ICAEW and advises clients on sustainable business strategies.

Liv Watson

Liv WatsonLiv Watson is Director of New Markets of Workiva (formerly WebFilings.), a global leader in collaborative, cloud-based corporate reporting solutions serving over 60 % of Fortune 500 corporations. In her role at WebFilings last year she initiated the companies CSR product offering and strategy. Watson is a highly regarded expert in corporate governance, financial reporting, Corporate Social Reporting, and XBRL and is one of the original developers of the XBRL standard, as well as a founder of the XBRL International consortium.