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International council members can communicate with members in their region through quarterly newsletters. Below you will find all the messages sent out during their current council terms.

Messages from Q3 2022

Clare Bewsher

After extensive consultation, CPD changes are in the pipeline. Some members may not welcome this. Your Council members have encouraged ICAEW to make the new requirements as simple as possible for those based overseas and to ensure more relevant material is freely available to members so that no one will have to pay to meet the new CPD requirements. In addition, most of the communities and faculties will soon be included in your member subscription, creating added value for many. More on this soon.

Mark Ellison

You probably know that caba is the occupational charity helping the ICAEW community thrive, from everyday situations to exceptional life-changing circumstances. However, caba services are also available to children of ICAEW members, up to the age of 25. Whether they are looking for a job, feeling the stress post-lockdown, or just not sleeping enough, caba is there to help. They have already assisted dozens of ICAEW members and their families in Australia; to contact them go to www.caba.org.uk.

Messages from Q2 2022

Clare Bewsher

June at ICAEW brings our AGM and fresh faces. The ICAEW AGM was your chance to vote on fee increases, hear a review of the year or quiz our CEO. We welcomed a new President, Julia Penny. In Australia, face to face member events have restarted. Come join our friendly and knowledgeable local networking groups. Find upcoming events at no cost to members here.

Mark Ellison

One of the roles of the Australasian representatives on Council is to take up issues of local members with the Institute – a bit like a Member of Parliament. I’ve already had a couple of members reach out to me, and although, like an MP, our powers are limited, we can get to the right people in the Institute to ensure that your voice is heard. So, whether it’s a complaint gone unanswered, or a difficulty in getting information, or anything else, do get in touch with us – you can find our contact details here.


Messages from Q1 2022

Clare Bewsher

Have you paid your annual subscription? Did you think 'What do I get for this, living in Australia?' Did you know that your ICAEW membership gives you almost everything that a CA ANZ membership would, under the GAA passport?

Mark Ellison

Over the last few months, Clare and I have been reaching out to local ICAEW representatives throughout Australasia. We’ve received some fantastic feedback about what members are looking for, and how ICAEW can help you – look out for some news in the coming year.

Messages from Q3 2021

Clare Bewsher

I am delighted to commit to another term on ICAEW Council, representing members in NSW and ACT.

Please get in touch if you haven't already, and ensure you share your unique perspective with newly qualified ACAs, as they join the global community of ICAEW members.

Mark Ellison

I am excited about beginning my term representing members in Australasia (outside of NSW & ACT), and look forward to connecting with members across the region.

Make sure you share your advice with new members as they're welcomed to the global community of ICAEW members.

ICAEW council

Meet your ICAEW team

Australasia also has a network of contact members, who are points of contact for members' enquiries on living and working in Australasia.

Helen Windget
Helen Windget Member Engagement Manager, ICAEW

Helen is the ICAEW Member Engagement Manager for Australasia and North America and is ICAEW's main point of contact for members who are based in North America or Australasia.

Clare Bewsher, ICAEW council member
Clare Bewsher FCA ICAEW Council Member for Australasia (NSW & ACT)

Clare trained with Smith & Williamson before joining PwC's International Corporate Tax team. She is self-employed, enjoying a mix of contracting and tax consultancy. In June 2013, Clare was elected as ICAEW's first Council Member for Oceania.

Mark Ellison
Mark Ellison FCA ICAEW Council Member for Australasia (excl NSW & ACT)

Mark moved to Melbourne in 2017 as a Senior Advisor with Hindal Corporate. Mark was elected as ICAEW Council Member for Australasia (excl NSW & ACT) in June 2021.