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ICAEW Members in Scotland Committee 2019-2020

Office holders and committee members for ICAEW Members in Scotland (IMS).

Office holders

Paul Richards Paul Richards
Head of Finance, NWH Group
E: president.ims@icaew.com
President

Paul trained with PwC in Edinburgh, before moving to the private sector in September 2014. Previously, Head of Finance at Our Power Energy Supply Limited and Finance Manager at Energy Assets Group plc. Paul has a strong interest in sustainability, social mobility and diversity. For IMS, he is looking forward to raising the profile of members in Scotland and increasing engagement of students and younger members.

Stelios Kornaros Stelios Kornaros
Senior Finance Manager, Infrastructure Managers Ltd
Deputy President

Stelios qualified with PwC in Edinburgh in 2014. He then joined Infrastructure Managers Limited, a provider of management services for PFI/PPP projects. Stelios specialises in financial management and financial modelling. His goal for IMS is to engage with and support ICAEW members in Scotland.

Alan Livesey Alan Livesey
Director, D.A.T.A. Services Ltd
E: alan.livesey@dataservices.uk.com 
T: +44 (0)131 225 7707
Secretary and Treasurer

Alan specialises in the analysis of data in support of audit, management reporting and fraud investigation. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Tech Faculty (having served on the committee for 18 years). He seeks to ensure that IMS members receive all the benefits of ICAEW membership enjoyed by the rest of the UK.

 

Committee members

Carl Bayley Carl Bayley
Director, Bayley Miller Ltd (Council member)
E: info@bayleymiller.co.uk
T: +44 (0)131 657 2535
 

Carl is a tax specialist, author and presenter and runs his own practice in Edinburgh. He aims to support the work of IMS and to engage with as many members in Scotland as possible in his roles as committee member and as elected Council member for Scotland. Carl is the immediate past Chair of the Tax Faculty and a former member of the ICAEW Board.

silhouette Clare Beck
FD, food and beverage sector
 

Clare loves data, systems and I.T. She thrives in the fast paced retail environment, having spent time working in Italy, Germany and Hungary she is also passionate about Europe and the benefits of using the qualification to combine work and travel. She aims especially to encourage and support IMS members who are interested in data, systems and Europe.

Eduardo Coz Eduardo Coz
Associate, KPMG
T: +44 (0)7918 375771
 

Eduardo is a current ICAEW student who works within KPMG’s Audit practice as part of their school leaver talent programme. He aims to strengthen the student network within Scotland and bring a new perspective to the IMS when shaping aims and ideas.

David Dow David Dow  

David has retired after a career with KPMG, with Cambridge University and with the Scottish Government. He has represented IMS on various consultative panels (including ICAEWs Business Futures project) and at seminars.. He represents retired ICAEW members in Scotland while also maintaining an interest in public sector issues.

Shelah Dutta Shelah Dutta  

Shelah has specialised in the health care sector for over 10 years. She was formerly a hospital clinician and general practitioner. Her particular expertise is the development of strategic change programmes and improvement of organisational efficiency. For IMS she aims to find new ways to sustain and extend the participation of members and support the wider role of chartered accountants. Shelah is also an ICAEW Support Member.

Heather Lamont Heather Lamont
Client Investment Director, CCLA
E: Heather.Lamont@ccla.co.uk 
T: +44 (0)131 306 0266
 
Heather is an investment professional specialising in long term portfolios for public sector and charity clients. Alongside the ‘day job’ she is a pro-bono Board member of three charities including CABA, for whom she chairs the investment committee. One of her aims for IMS is to raise awareness among finance professionals at all stages of their careers of the benefits of trusteeship.
Neil Strong Neil Strong
Tax Director, Mazars LLP
immediate Past President

Neil specialises in taxation advice to owner managed businesses and high net worth individuals. He aims to increase engagement with ICAEW members in Scotland and provide support to members in practice as the IMS practice resources representative.

Emily Weir Emily Weir
Senior Associate, PwC
 

Emily is a Senior Associate in Assurance at PwC who qualified in August 2018. Prior to this, she completed the PwC Flying Start Programme at Newcastle University which included work placements in London. She then moved to Edinburgh in September 2017 and continues to live there now. Emily is keen to support and grow a community for younger members and students in Scotland.

Stephen Westwood Stephen Westwood
Principal, Westwood Consulting
E: hello@stephenwestwood.com
T: +44 (0) 7787 511992
 

A highly-experienced businessman, with a long career as Chief Executive, Finance Director, non-executive director and consultant, for businesses large and small, across multiple sectors. He is currently engaged in developing three emerging businesses. He is also a trainer and is an author on the topic of business success. For IMS, he is looking to promote chartered accountants as a source of expertise to support entrepreneurial businesses, particularly in the SME community. Stephen is IMS Business Resources representative.

Melanie Wilson Melanie Wilson  

Melanie is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Tax Adviser, author, presenter and ethical entrepreneur with businesses operating within practice, training, education and creative industries. Melanie is a former president of ICAEW Scotland, committee member of ICAEW and CIOT Scotland and leads the newly formed sub-committee of ICAEW TAX Faculty focusing on Scottish Taxes. Representing and educating members and society regarding key taxation developments, policy and future direction of taxation, including specific Scottish Taxation aspects are core interests.

 

ICAEW Members in Scotland 

PO Box 26198
Dunfermline, KY12 8ZD
T. +44 (0)131 202 1251