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Support members

If there are any matters that you would like to discuss with a support member please use this list to contact a volunteer direct. Each volunteer has included their background and expertise so that you can identify with someone like you to speak to.


Name Contact Background Specialism
Celia Adams
07815 833892

Celia trained with EY and held several FD roles in the private and public sectors. She is a Member of the Institute of Turnaround and active with several charities.

Celia holds a practising certificate and understands the issues of private practice so any issues on practising certificates, portfolio careers, interim roles etc., a partner in a farming partnership/experience with start-ups, EIS schemes, peer to peer platforms and good at giving a wide breadth of “go to“ assistance to fellow members.

Celia has been used to dealing with a large range of employment issues and can be a listening ear for anyone in financial difficulty, redundancy, work/life balance, returning to work etc.  If not having the answers, normally knows a wo(man) who does. 

Celia is a past President of the Birmingham District Society and a committee member so active in ICAEW affairs.


  • Financial difficulty
  • Redundancy
  • Work life balance
  • Returning to work 
Krutsna Buddhdev
0207 446 6767 
  • Practice
 Diane Cartwright 
01609 775779

Although Diane is now retired from paid work, for 24 years prior to this she was a QAD Reviewer / JMU Inspector undertaking Practice Assurance, Audit, DPB and Investment Business visits mainly in the North England. Diane particular specialised in the smaller local firms. As well as being a Support Member for ICAEW, Diane also volunteers for CABA.

Diane’s husband had been in practice in North Yorkshire for over 30 years before retiring, so she is well aware of the variety of problems faced particularly by members in practice and is happy to help on any area. If she doesn’t know the answer to a problem she may well know someone who does, or at the very least provide a listening ear. 

  • Practice
Stuart Castledine 07768 977875  
  • Business
  • NED
Ian Cherry 
01772 201015

Ian set up his own practice in 1988 specialising in Forensic Accounting and Advisory work and is also a registered Auditor and Probate practitioner. Ian has also worked in a small firm and Big 4 firms so understands the pressures in practice at all levels.  

Ian joined the ICAEW Council in 1996 and will have completed 25 years next year. Ian was recently Chair of Council from 2017 to 2020 and has served on the Investigation Committee, Audit Committee and for 10 years as an ICAEW council elected NED Board Member of the ICAEW Main Board. 

He also sits on several NHS Boards as a Finance and Audit NED.

Paul Clegg
01524 32177

  • Practice
Gerard Cohen 
0208 455 1002 

Gerard was a partner with BDO for 10 years and then spent 20 years working with property companies, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for a large privately owned international property company.  He has extensive experience of working in a commercial environment.

Gerard is now retired and can be of most help to members in business having technical, staff or personal issues to resolve. Personal issues might include disciplinary, line manager relationships, financial difficulty, redundancy, work/life balance, returning to work or similar concerns.

  • Members in business
  • Staff or personal issues
  • Line manager relationships
  • Redundancy 
  • Work life balance
Michael Colin 
0778 553 3233

  • Practice
Shelah Dutta 
07413 194715

Shelah is semi-retired and has specialised in the health care sector for over 10 years. She was formerly a hospital clinician and general practitioner. Her particular expertise is the development of strategic change programmes and improvement of organisational efficiency. Shelah is a member of the Faculty of Finance and Management and serves on the Committee for Institute Members in Scotland. She aims to find new ways to sustain and extend the participation of members and support the wider role of chartered accountants. 

Shelah can provide support on disciplinary, financial difficulty, redundancy, work/life balance, returning to work. 

  • Support on disciplinary
  • Financial difficulty
  • Redundancy
  • Work/life balance
  • Returning to work
Roger Eastwood  01342 851275

Roger worked mainly for Financial Services companies in a broad range of finance and regulated risk, compliance and corporate governance roles.

Roger currently holds a number of non-executive posts with experience of Audit and Risk Committees and Chairing Boards in mainly Social Purpose companies including social housing and the NHS.

  • Practice 
  • Financial Services
Sue Field
07779 146963

  • Practice
Andrew Gibson
07733 289811 

  • Practice
Janet Haber
07938 851535 

  • Practice
Colin Heal
07969 764570

  • Practice
Nigel Hughes 
01494 434289

Nigel formed his own consultancy practice in 1991 providing UK technical consultancy for practices in financial reporting and audit, practice assurance file reviews and personal development skills training for accountancy students. Nigel was a ICAEW council member 2003/2011 and 2015/2019 and ICAEW practice committee member and chair 2016/2019.

Nigel is a member of the Financial Reporting, Audit and Assurance and IT faculties. 

Nigel can support on audit regulation, disciplinary, practice assurance, practice structure and development, training within firms and staff development. 

  • Audit regulation
  • Disciplinary
  • Practice assurance,
  • Practice structure
  • Development training within firms and staff development 
Constantine Ioannou
0208 343 5730 

  • Practice
Richard Joseph
0208 9525 407

  • Practice
Jeremy Knight 01273 203 654

Jeremy qualified in 1975 and has been specialising in insolvency since 1976. Jeremy runs his own practice, Jeremy Knight & Co, based in Brighton, since 1989.

Jeremy has always taken an interest in Institute matters and has been a member of several different committees over the years, District Society President in 1991/2 and a member of ICAEW Council for 10 years. Jeremy was one of the original Support Members when the scheme was set up and has been one ever since having also served on its steering committee for a number of years.

  • Practice
  • Insolvency
  • Disciplinary
  • Financial difficulty
Alison Lally 
0751 555 3102

Alison has worked in the public sector for the majority of her career, including the NHS, Police and Civil Service. For the past twenty years she has specialised in professional development and organisational design for finance. She led the design of the Civil Service Finance Fast Stream and Finance Higher Level Apprenticeship. She is also a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and an accredited coach. 

Alison studied philosophy at university and has continued to apply her interest in ethics throughout her career. Areas of specialism:

  • Graduates and apprentices
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Career breaks, flexible working, return to work
  • Caring
  • Ethics
  • Conflict in the workplace
  • Graduates and apprentices
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Career breaks, flexible working, return to work
  • Caring
  • Ethics
  • Conflict in the workplace
Robert Maas
0207 309 3915 

  • Practice
Roger Macdonald
07900 400250

  • Practice
Chris Makin 
07887 660072

Chris is in practice, starting as a sole practitioner in 1971 and moving up to national and international firms. He was a general practitioner for 20 years and for the last 30 years he has been a full-time forensic accountant, mediator and expert determiner.  

Chris has served for many years on the ICAEW forensic, support member and ethics advisory committees, and he continues as a member of The Academy of Experts’ investigation committee. He lectures and writes for legal publications frequently. He has been a support member for over 35 years, and as well as knotty legal problems (negligence claims, director disqualification, disputes with partners and clients etc) he has experience of advising on disciplinary problems, and virtually all other problems faced by members (apart from audit, insolvency and financial services).

  • Negligence claims
  • Director disqualification
  • Partner disputes
  • Disciplinary problems
Kaaeed Mamujee
07725 562 020

  • Practice
Richard Minshall
07768 153547

  • Practice
Julie Nolan 07930 150616

Julie Nolan is an interim accountant having recently worked in the charity, not for profit, and charity sectors. She volunteers for a not for profit organisation investigating complaints and is happy to provide support for members facing challenges with ICAEW disciplinary issues.

  • ICAEW disciplinary issues
Sophie Parkhouse
07715 521985

  • Practice
Susana Poyiadjis
35 799 309 098

  • Practice (Cyprus)
Alan Radford  01279 718 536

Alan has worked as a sole practitioner for the last nine years after a career spent in all sizes of practising firm, ending as audit director in a mid-tier Essex practice.  His work now focuses on accounting, carrying out independent examinations and advisory work for charities and tax work for private clients. I also advise a small number of private companies and family trusts.

I have several voluntary appointments outside my practice as Trustee or Treasurer.

As a support member, I am happy to assist with enquiries involving practice management issues, including closing a practice, regulatory matters and achieving a satisfactory work/life balance


  • Practice management
  • Regulatory matters
  • Work life balance
Andrew Redwood  07767 430 445

  • Business
Richard Showan
07768 361325

Richard was in practice with a medium-sized firm from 1981 to 2016 when he retired, although he continued to have some involvement with the firm since. Richard joined the firm as a Graduate Trainee and became a Partner in 1986. 

Richard is a member of Chartered Institute of Taxation although he specialised in general advice to owner-managed businesses and tax planning. He also served as Money Laundering and Reporting Officer for a time. 

Richard specialised in Charities and remains a Trustee of one Charity. He is happy to support on disciplinary, financial difficulty, intra-firm disputes, redundancy, work/life balance and closing/selling a practice.

  • Disciplinary,
  • Financial difficulty,
  • Intra-firm disputes,
  • Redundancy,
  • Work/life balance and
  • Closing/selling a practice
Neal Trup  07711552122

Neal is a sole practitioner specialising in advisory services for the not for profit sector. Neal is a member of a number of ICAEW faculties and communities including charity professionals, practitioner business advisers, independent advisers, public sector and the Tax Faculty. Neal also worked in business for many years as a financial controller and finance director.

Neal joined the Charities SORP Committee at the beginning of 2020, so is very involved with charity reporting and accounting issues. 

  • Financial difficulty
  • Redundancy
  • The impact of health issues (on individuals and a practice)
  • Caring responsibilities, work/life balance
  • General practice issues, including start up
Carol Warburton
07977 446 870

Carol is a member in practice and works as a National Head of Audit and Regulatory Compliance in a top 10 firm.  Carol has worked in practice throughout her career in both large and small firms and is presently Chair of the Support Members Steering Group.

Carol has been a support member for 12 years having become aware of the Scheme after she benefitted from the support a support member gave her in a particularly distressing point in her career. The impact of that support helped Carol face the challenges and to construct coping strategies which got her through and out the other side. 

The areas that Carol tends to support members in are practice matters (disciplinary, complaints, disputes, staffing matters, pressures and conflicts) and also ethical issues that members face and need support through. Carol says ‘As a support member I know that the initial call is the hardest (I did it once) for someone in difficulty – however once done I will support a member to the conclusion of the matter however long that takes’.

Carol has volunteered for the ICAEW in several roles over the years – presently a council member representing Wales, Chair of the Audit Committee and an Audit Faculty Board member. 

  • Practice
Ted Wetton 
01226 215999

Ted started his career with Wheawill & Sudworth, then moved to Robson Rhodes now Grant Thornton. He worked there for 10 years carrying out Management Consultancy and Audit inc PLC’s as a Senior Manager. Ted then moved to the Insolvency Department again becoming Senior Manager. He later joined Touché Ross now Deloitte for 10 years and then joined Gibson Booth and set up the Insolvency Department, where he is now Managing Director of Gibson Booth Business Solutions & Insolvency Ltd. 

Ted can support on any matters regarding ICAEW membership including disciplinary, financial difficulty and any other day to day matters. Ted is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner and has been involved with Management Consultancy, Accountancy, Audit and Taxation.

  • Financial difficulty 
  • Disciplinary
  • Day to day matters
Peter Willans 
07940 737314

Peter is a partner in a small accountancy practice offering general practice services. Peter’s specialisms include; management accounts, financial modelling, budgets and standard costing and has extensive experience in the film industry.

Peter is a member of the Tax Faculty and active in his District Society.

Peter has been a support member for about 10 years and has given support in several areas including; work/life balance, ethics, setting up/closing a practice, (use of alternates in private practice) and disciplinary.

Peter is married, with two grown up children and a keen dinghy sailor as well as being involved in his local church.

  • Management accounts
  • Financial modelling
  • Budgets and standard costing
  • Extensive experience in the film industry