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ICAEW Scotland Committee 2022-2023

Office holders and committee members for ICAEW Members in Scotland.

Office holders

Stelios Kornaros Stelios Kornaros
Director Finance, Resolis
E: president.ims@icaew.com

Stelios qualified with PwC in Edinburgh in 2014. Prior to joining Resolis, he was with Infrastructure Managers Limited, a provider of management services for PFI/PPP projects. Stelios specialises in financial management and financial modelling. His goal for ICAEW in Scotland is to engage with and support ICAEW members in Scotland.

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Clare Beck
FD, food and beverage sector
 Deputy President

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 ICAEW members in Scotland who are interested in data, systems and Europe.

Shelah Dutta
Shelah Dutta
Secretary and Treasurer

Shelah has specialised in the health care sector for over 20 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.


Committee members

Carl Bayley Carl Bayley
Tax Author & Presenter (Council member)
E: carlbayley@outlook.com

Carl is a tax specialist, author and presenter. He aims to support the work of ICAEW in Scotland 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 a past Chair of the Tax Faculty and a former member of the ICAEW Board.

David Dow David Dow  

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

Vineet Jain
Vineet Jain
Senior Manager (Finance & Digital Transformation), IBM Consulting
E: vinjain@ibm.com; 3vineet@gmail.com

Vineet works as Finance & Digital Transformation Consultant at IBM Consulting. With +20years of work experience, he specialises in technology impacting the finance and accounting domain. He is passionate about the disruption created by emerging technologies viz. digitalisation, automation, artificial intelligence, data science. Prior to working with IBM has worked with leading global organisations namely Deloitte Consulting, Ernst & Young, and McKinsey & Co.

Heather Lamont Heather Lamont
Client Investment Director, CCLA
E: Heather.Lamont@ccla.co.uk
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.
Chris Meyrick

Chris Meyrick
Partner, BDO

Chris is an experienced audit partner, with wide ranging experience he now specialises in financial services and in particular the asset management sector. As well as external audit Chris supports his clients on regulatory change, controls and governance and he leads BDO’s financial services team in Scotland after 20 years split between KPMG and PwC. As a Welsh ex-pat in Scotland since 2006, Chris splits his time between Glasgow and Edinburgh having trained in Cardiff and moved to Glasgow after a stint in Canada. Chris will bring perspectives from practice and the financial services sector as well as encouraging wider engagement.
 Martizah Minhat Marizah Minhat
Associate Professor in Finance and Economics
E: m.minhat@bradford.ac.uk
Marizah joined academia after being trained as a Chartered Accountant. She founded Responsible FinTech Research Group and leads a core module on MSc FinTech programme at the University of Bradford. Armed with corporate experience, she bridges academia and practice through her active engagements in research, publication, professional and charitable activities. She is completing a research monograph on “Cryptocurrency Risk and Governance Challenges” during her Visiting Fellowship at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Stephen Muncaster Stephen Muncaster ACA
Technical Accounting Expert and IFRS SME
E: smuncaster@clearwateranalytics.com

Stephen is a technical accounting subject matter expert for Clearwater Analytics, based out of its Edinburgh office.Stephen is an Alliance Manchester Business School graduate, with a wide variety of post-qualifying business experience. After qualifying, Stephen worked in the commercial sector in a variety of FP&A and financial control roles, including time in corporate finance and acquisitions, before moving into the financial services sector. Stephen is looking to bring his enthusiasm for all things FinTech and accounting geekery to the benefit of members in Scotland.

Jim Orr Jim Orr
E: jamesmrorr@gmail.com
Jim is a self-employed public and third sector internal auditor. He originally trained and qualified with PwC in London and specialised in local government. He sees good governance as invaluable in public and commercial life in Scotland and joined the Scotland committee because he believes accountants are uniquely placed and trained to drive up governance standards in Scotland.
Paul Richards

Paul Richards
Group Financial Controller, Locogen Ltd

Immediate Past President
Paul trained with PwC in Edinburgh, before moving to the private sector in September 2014. Previously, Head of Finance at NWH Group, 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 ICAEW Scotland, he is looking forward to raising the profile of members in Scotland and increasing engagement of students and younger members.
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. 

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.

Abbie Yule

Abbie Yule

T: +44 (0)7580 434804
E: Abbie.Yule@mazars.co.uk


Abbie is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, qualifying in 2020. She is currently a Tax Assistant Manager at Mazars and specialises in providing both corporate and employment tax advice to privately owned businesses. Abbie aims to support the community for younger members and students of ICAEW in Scotland.

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