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CEO and President's insights

View an archive of blogs from ICAEW CEO, Michael Izza, and from past ICAEW presidents.

CEO insights

Economic crime: have the courage to call it out

ICAEW Insights 30-03-2021

Chartered accountants are trusted professionals and should have zero tolerance of fraud, money laundering or any type of economic crime, writes Michael Izza, ICAEW CEO.

Audit and governance: a ‘whole system’ approach to reform

ICAEW Insights 25-03-2021

“A significant package of reform” is how Sir Jon Thompson, CEO of the FRC, framed the BEIS White Paper ‘Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance’ in virtual conversation with Michael Izza, CEO of ICAEW.

ICAEW joins socio-economic diversity taskforce

ICAEW Insights 24-03-2021

A new government-backed taskforce designed to break down socio-economic barriers at senior levels across the UK has appointed 30 cross-sector leaders in the financial sphere, including ICAEW’s Chief Executive Michael Izza.

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President insights

At a crossroads: recovery and infrastructure


24 February 2021: Economies across the world are at a crossroads. ICAEW President David Matthews outlines the scale of the challenges we now face and comments on the investment that will support recovery and change.

ICAEW President issues Council Member call


30 October 2020: With nominations for ICAEW Council elections opening on 12 November 2020, President David Matthews has called on chartered accountants to bring their real-life experiences to the table.

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