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New England's contact member

David Powell FCA

Chief Executive, Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA

David Powell is the Contact Member for New England. He is a point of contact for members' enquiries on living and working in New England and works with ICAEW to promote our strategy and brand within New England.


David was appointed Acting Chief Executive of Chartered Accountants Worldwide Network USA, and confirmed as Chief Executive at the October 2020 Board meeting. David had previously been working as an independent financial transformation consultant. Prior to this until January 2018 he worked with IBM Global Business Services as Global Brand Manager / Finance leader for IBM’s Outsourcing division (Cognitive Process Transformation), based near Boston, MA. Before this he was in a global role as a Finance Leader in the Business Analytics Center of Competence, with responsibility for Finance focused solutions using IBM software assets. David joined Cognos, which was later acquired by IBM Software Group, at the start of 2007, to build a North American specialist services practice for Cognos’s Consolidations software.

David has significant experience in Hotel software management and accounting systems, having worked at senior levels at Holiday Inn Worldwide (now Intercontinental in Brussels, Belgium) and Starwood Hotels (Now part of Marriott) (Braintree, MA). He moved from Brussels to the USA in 1998 as the worldwide process owner for accounting for JD Edwards (ERP software), in Denver.

David was born and raised in Swansea, Wales. He attended Cardiff University and earned a degree in Accounting and Management Studies. He did further professional studies and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte Haskins and Sells. David is an FCA of the England & Wales Institute. Prior to his 3-year term as ACAUS president 2015 – 2018, he served as President of the New England Chapter.

David Powell - New England contact member

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