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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 Q2 2024

Mohammad Maqbool FCA

It has been a very busy time for our Institute, the Council has taken number of initiatives including approving a new composition of council in line with the recommendations of Governance Working Group, the appointment of CEO, Alan Vallance and Peter Wyman, new chair of ICAEW Board, the formation of new ICAEW Board and establishment of Governance and Appointment Committee. The other initiatives include the approval of future proofing of the ACA qualification.

Being an educationist, the project of future proofing the ACA qualification is very close to my heart. We all know that the world around us is undergoing a profound transformation, driven by technological advancements, changing regulatory frameworks, and shifting societal expectations. In such a dynamic environment, the role of chartered accountants extends far beyond traditional financial expertise. While proficiency in accounting principles remains foundational, it is no longer sufficient on its own.

ICAEW Board and Council understand that the ACA qualification requires a unique investment to protect and future-proof its standing as the gold standard in the market, reflecting the significant and rapid changes taking place in the profession and the workplace in areas such as AI, Tech and Sustainability.

I am confident that with these future proofing measures we can equip our future generations of chartered accountants with the skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

I encourage you to reach out to me if there are items affecting the future of our profession or your role where you think the ICAEW should lean in or where the ICAEW could help you to succeed. In the meantime, I wish you a peaceful and prosperous time ahead.

Messages from Q4 2023

Mohammad Maqbool FCA

I am delighted to have been appointed the ICAEW council member from South Asia (Pakistan). For those of you who don’t know me, I became an ICAEW member in 1985 and then member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) in 1986. I believe in a strong global profession and support not only the ICAEW, but I also sit on the ICAP Council. Both institutes have a long history of working together and we hope to continue to support our members in Pakistan by supporting the profession in Pakistan with our work. ICAEW members have played a very dynamic role in the professional and economic development in Pakistan. The recent MOU signed with ICAEW and ICAP will help to promote the global chartered accountancy profession and for the mutual recognition of each other’s qualifications as well as extending mutual technical support. In November, I was delighted to attend the New Members Ceremony in Lahore to meet those new ICAEW members as well as network with our existing members who were also in attendance. Fellow members have expressed their thanks for the events which also took place in Islamabad and Karachi.

For members based in Pakistan, please do reach out to Daniel Westley or me for more information.

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Mohammad Maqbool
Mohammad Maqbool FCA ICAEW Council Member for South Asia (Pakistan)

Mohammad is an ICAEW, Canada and Pakistan Chartered Accountant. He is also a Fellow member of ACCA and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) UK. He has extensive accountancy practice experience as a senior partner in various chartered accountant firms.