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ICAEW elects new Vice-President

Author: ICAEW Insights

Published: 04 Oct 2022

Derek Blair is elected as Vice-President for 2023-24 and will “continue work to build on growing trust in the profession”.

Blair has been elected as ICAEW Vice-President to 186,500 ICAEW members and students for the period of June 2023 to June 2024.

Admitted to ICAEW back in 1994, Blair currently serves as Chair of the ICAEW council. He will take over the Vice-President role from Malcolm Bacchus in June 2023.

Derek has represented Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire on ICAEW’s Council since 2014. He is a founding partner of Pinkham Blair, an advisory firm specialising in helping corporate refugee clients.

Commenting on his appointment, Blair said: “As Vice-President I’ll continue work to build on ICAEW’s strategic themes; in particular growing trust in the profession to ensure that it is as attractive and accessible as possible, and promoting the critical role that our members play in the economy through such turbulent and volatile times.

“I look forward to meeting ICAEW Chartered Accountants and students and highlighting the value that they bring to society,” Blair added.

ICAEW’s current President is Julia Penny, and Mark Rhys is Deputy President.

More information about current, past and future ICAEW Presidents can be found here. More about the new Vice-President are also available at Blair’s ICAEW biography page.

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