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Lessons in leadership from ICAEW's CEO

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In this special episode of Insights In Focus, we meet new ICAEW CEO Alan Vallance to discuss the leadership lessons of his career.

Alan is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant and joined the Institute as CEO in April 2024. His career has spanned various sectors and countries, as well as detailed experience in leading membership bodies RIBA and the Chartered Insurance Institute in recent years.

In this conversation with Philippa Lamb, Vallance shares how his career journey has shaped his approach to leadership – from qualifying as an ACA at Ernst & Whinney (now EY) to working in post-Soviet Hungary and his 15 years with Australia Post at a time of early digitalisation.

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Philippa Lamb


Alan Vallance, CEO, ICAEW


Natalie Chisholm

Episode first published: 3 May 2024
Podcast recorded: 25 April 2024

All views expressed on this podcast are those of the contributors and don’t necessarily reflect those of ICAEW or its members.

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