Watson brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served as chair of the UK Electoral Commission (2009-16), the Independent Complaints Panel at the Portman Group (2013-20) and the Equal Opportunities Commission (2005-07). She also held non-executive roles at the Financial Reporting Council and Financial Ombudsman Service.
The ICAEW Regulatory Board (IRB) is an independent board responsible for oversight of the regulatory and disciplinary work undertaken by ICAEW’s Professional Standards Department, to ensure it is carried out in the public interest.
The board, which has parity of lay and chartered accountant members including the chair, was established to enhance the distinction between ICAEW’s representative and regulatory roles following an independent review of its regulatory governance in 2014.
Watson will join the IRB on 1 November and replaces Michael Caplan QC, who has held the role since the IRB was created in 2015.
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