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LSCA member becomes ICAEW Vice President

David Matthews, a member of the board and executive committee at KPMG, and a London Society of Chartered Accountants member, has been announced as ICAEW Vice President for 2018/19.

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David Matthews

February 2018

The appointment means that Matthews will serve as ICAEW President from June 2020 to June 2021.

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Matthews joined KPMG after graduating from London School of Economics in 1982 and was made partner in 1996. Most of his career has been working primarily with large multinational organisations, although since 2011 he has held the full-time management role of head of quality and risk management.

Previously during his career at KPMG, Matthews has held a range of positions, including head of audit for KPMG’s consumer and industrial markets group, head of accounting advisory services and head of KPMG’s drinks sector.

“I strongly believe that we should be proud of our Institute,” Matthews said. “The strength of our qualification, our members’ contributions to both business and wider society and ICAEW’s leadership role in developing governance, corporate reporting and auditing in the UK and beyond all justify this.

“However, no ICAEW member is immune from the crisis in confidence in business, the volatile, uncertain business world, the impact of technology, increasing regulation or public scrutiny. This means that rapid change in the skills and support that our current and future members will need is vital. I look forward to working to help address these challenges.”

Matthews joined ICAEW Council in 2010, and has previously served on the ICAEW’s Professional Standards Board as well as, currently, the Board of the ICAEW and chair of its Technical Strategy Board.

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