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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 2022

Philip Graham Varley MBA FCA

A year has passed since I was elected to Council, and by the end of June, I will have met with fellow Council members, in person, for four meetings. I have also been a participant in over a dozen video calls, whose agendas have varied from full Council meetings when travel restrictions were in place, to committee meetings, pre-Council briefings, and technical and regulatory updates. Most of these calls began at the most irregular hour of 2am in Denver.

Being on Council enables one to understand the complexity and vast array of matters with which our Institute is involved. There are particularly close workings with the UK government, as hardly a day passes without some call for more regulation of our profession.  

I have been asked by a number of our Americas members why our overseas ICAEW subscription is the same as that paid by UK residents. The view held by the Board is that we are a worldwide profession, and as technology has advanced, where one resides does not necessarily prevent one from joining online events and accessing content and guidance online. Accelerated by restrictions imposed by governments on in-person contact during the last two years, ICAEW has developed and delivered a significant amount of material online which can be accessed on demand at a time that suits you.

At the local level, in Colorado I have held two in-person social outings and will continue to do so. If you reside in Colorado, please open the email invitations that you receive from Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA. They will also be included in the monthly event bulletins you receive from ICAEW.

I am always interested in hearing your suggestions for moving the Institute and the profession forward, and can be contacted via email at philipvarley@gmail.com, or by phone at +1 303 946 1941.

Messages from Q3 2021

Philip Graham Varley MBA FCA

I am excited about beginning my four year term representing members in the USA (Central, South and West Coast) and Central and South America. I look forward to expanding my connections with members throughout the region, beyond just the Denver Chapter and those I've had the pleasure of knowing over the past 10 years with ACAUS, now CAW Network USA. I strongly encourage any members new to the USA to join a CAW Network USA event to network in a friendly setting.

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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.

Mark Coles, ICAEW council member
Mark Coles FCA ICAEW Council Member for USA (East Coast) and the Caribbean

Mark qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995, working for PwC. He has expertise in the energy, infrastructure, real estate, and aerospace & defence sectors. Mark has also been a member of the ICAEW Board since 2018.

Phillip Varley - Denver contact member
Philip G Varley FCA Operations Executive for Private Equity Portfolio Companies, The Barrington Group Inc | Chapter President - Denver, CAW Network USA | ICAEW Council Member for USA (Central, South and West Coast) and Central and South America

Philip Varley graduated as a Chemical Engineer from Imperial College London in 1979, where he now has the honour of serving on their Strategic Advisory Board. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982, and after working for Arthur Andersen in London, moved to the United States and became a CPA in Colorado in 1986.