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Black History Month video series

ICAEW features a series of videos showcasing some of our most inspirational black members. They share some of their experiences and insights on issues such as leadership, skills and intersectionality in the profession.

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Week 1 Leadership   Week 2 Skills   Week 3 Intersectionality   
 Ololade Adesanya    Vincent Egunlae    Stewart Cumberbatch  
 Donald Reynolds    Rowan Lindsay    Morvialee Omoyinmi  
 Alan Smith    Aisha Chipampe    Kudzanai Mumbure  

Welcome from Communities Manager, Marcia Dyce

Watch our welcome video introducing the series. Our first interview will be streaming here from Monday 5 October.

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Week 3 Intersectionality

ICAEW speaks to Stewart Cumberbatch

Stewart is an Audit Director in Deloitte’s Regional Financial Services Practice. He graduated from Loughborough University in 2001 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2004 and is now a Fellow of the ICAEW and holder of a Practising Certificate.

Born in Birmingham and of Caribbean descent, he has a strong interest in diversity and inclusion in the workplace and has mentored individuals from a Black and ethnic minority background both within and outside of the firm. He is also a member of Deloitte’s Ethnicity Council and was previously President of the Birmingham Chartered Accountant’s Student Society between 2012 and 2015.

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ICAEW speaks to Morvialee Omoyinmi

Morvialee began her ACA graduate training contract in 2015, where she trained in audit and specialised in IT Audit. Post qualification, she moved out of practice and into the insurance industry as an Internal IT auditor, and is now working as an Internal IT auditor in the banking industry.

Morvialee is also a trustee of a charity called Bettering Education, which focuses on providing young people with the life skills necessary to avoid poverty and achieve purpose.

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ICAEW speaks to Kudzanai Mumbure

Since qualifying as a chartered accountant with ICAEW in 2010, Kudzanai has worked mainly within practise providing internal audit, risk management and advisory services to her clients in the financial services sector. In addition to serving her clients in the UK, Kudzanai has obtained international experience whilst living and working in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Bermuda. She is currently an Associate Director at BDO LLP in the Financial Services Advisory division.

Kudzanai also volunteers at the ICAEW, through supporting the Women in Finance Community as a committee member, among other activities.

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Week 2 Skills

ICAEW speaks to Vincent Egunlae

Vincent is an Audit Associate at Grant Thornton UK LLP and the co-founder of his firm’s Ethnicity Network which aims to improve ethnic minority representation at the top level and reduce the ethnicity pay gap.

He is also a director and Diversity Champion for the Chartered Accountants Student Society aiming to improve the wellbeing of student accountants. He has spoken at a number of events, advocating improved representation of ethnic minorities within accountancy.

Vincent co-founded an NFP called ‘The Open Private School’ which seeks to create intergenerational mentorship programmes, partnering mentors at the top of professional services with young adults from low-performing schools in London.

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ICAEW speaks to Rowan Lindsay

Rowan is a Senior Manager at Nyman Libson Paul (NLP). He offers a broad skill set including compliance, financial systems, business planning, modelling and forecasting and partnering. He has a very “hands on” approach and sees himself like an “on-call” GP, encouraging out of hours service.

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ICAEW speaks to Aisha Chipampe

Aisha Chipampe works in the Corporate Finance Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) department at PwC. She is is an active member of PwC's Multicultural Business Network, a welcoming and inclusive community aiming to give colleagues the skills, commercial knowledge and cultural awareness that they need to work effectively in an increasingly global marketplace.

Aisha is also a co-founder of New Gen Accountants, a network that aims to encourage people from underrepresented groups to actively pursue an accounting qualification. They raise awareness of the opportunities the qualification offers.

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Week 1 Leadership

ICAEW speaks to Ololade Adesanya

Ololade Adesanya is a Director in EY’s EMEA Financial Services practice leading on client relationships in the Wealth and Asset Management sector. Prior to joining EY, she was European Head of Internal Audit for a global financial services organisation and started her career in in another Big Four firm where she qualified as a chartered accountant with ICAEW.

She is the Vice President for the ICAEW West of England, Chairs the Race Steering Committee for the EY’s UK Financial Services business and is a member of EY’s Gender Advisory Board.

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ICAEW speaks to Donald Reynolds

Donald Sylvester Reynolds is a Past President and Distinguished Member of ICAJ and a 2020 recipient of the Order of Distinction (Commander Class). He is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica as well as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales in Retirement.

He has received numerous awards such as The University of the West Indies 60th Anniversary award for service to the accountancy profession and the International University of the Caribbean “Spirit of Hope” Award.

Donald is also a founding member and Secretary for the North Street United Education Development Foundation in Jamaica.

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ICAEW speaks to Alan Smith

Alan Smith is Senior Advisor - Climate and ESG Risk Management, HSBC. He is a member of HSBC’s Climate Business Council whose remit is to develop the Group’s sustainable finance strategy; provide risk oversight and governance of climate initiatives on behalf of HSBC’s Group Executive Committee; and facilitate implementation across businesses, functions and regions.

Prior to HSBC, Alan, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, worked with KPMG London where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with ICAEW. He has an MBA in Finance from the Cass Business School, University of London, and did his undergraduate degree at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. 

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Black History Month summit: Embracing a new sense of purpose

Embracing a New Sense of Purpose: Examining the Intersection of Race and Leadership brought together ICAEW members, academics, HR directors, senior professionals and expert speakers for our first ever “Black History Month Professional Online Summit”. Watch the summit and read more about our speakers.

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