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Corporate Finance Faculty staff

Details of the Corporate Finance Faculty staff, including how to contact them.

David Petrie

Head of the Corporate Finance Faculty

David leads ICAEWs public policy engagement, including most recently on the UK government’s Industrial Strategy and the Patient Capital Review. He initiated and led a task force of 22 of the UK’s leading business organisations, including the British Business Bank, to devise the Business Finance Guide. David also led a high profile initiative with HM Government together with London Stock Exchange, the Takeover Panel, AFME and other organisations, on Cyber Security in Corporate Finance.

David is an experienced corporate financier. Formerly with PwC, he has advised on numerous corporate finance transactions, from smaller buyouts to large capital markets transactions, as well as infrastructure project and complex outsourcing contracts. Under David’s leadership the Corporate Finance Faculty has grown to include more than 7,000 professionals in more than 80 member organisations.

David holds a BSc (Jt Hons.) from the University of Durham, an MBA with distinction from the University of Bath, and the ICAEW’s Diploma in Corporate Finance.

T +44 (0)20 7920 8796

E david.petrie@icaew.com

Shaun Beaney

Manager, Corporate Finance Faculty

Shaun works on ICAEW’s communications, public policy initiatives and corporate advisory projects, particularly for innovation investment, access to finance, scale-up businesses and venture capital. He devised, researched and co-authored: Creative Industries - Routes to Finance; Boosting Finance for Engineering & Technology; UK Television in Focus; Boosting Finance for the UK's Industrial Strategy; and AI in Corporate Advisory.

Shaun chairs Immerse UK’s Access to Finance & Investment Working Group and is a member of the ‘Financing Growth’ group of the UK government-sponsored Creative Industries Council. He has spoken at events organised by the British Business Bank, Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Design Museum (with Creative Entrepreneurs), Enterprise Europe Network, Innovate UK, Kent Business School, PwC, The Accelerator Network, the Victoria & Albert Museum (with Creative Entrepreneurs), and the Westminster Policy Forum.

T +44 (0)20 7920 8769

E shaun.beaney@icaew.com

Katerina Joannou

Manager, Capital Markets Policy

Katerina is Manager, Capital Markets Policy. She is responsible for thought leadership in corporate finance technical and regulatory issues, engaging with and understanding the needs of corporate finance practitioners and producing best-practice guidance for faculty members.

Katerina leads on ICAEW’s responses to corporate finance-related consultations and on the development of ICAEW guidance for market transactions. She is secretary to the faculty’s Technical Committee which comprises expert corporate finance practitioners.

Katerina is a chartered accountant and has also worked in banking and as a freelance business writer.

T +44 (0)20 7920 8806


Grace Gayle

Manager, Services

Grace joined ICAEW in July 2017, and as a Services Manager since September 2018. She is responsible for creating and commissioning relevant content for service activity including Faculty led events; working with the technical team, content and marketing to support and achieve increased ICAEW member engagement and value. Additionally responsible for delivering Technical Strategy operational priorities.

Grace previously worked at Barclays since 2006 in areas such as Wealth and Investment Management, IT Strategy and the Executive Office.

T +44 (0)20 7920 8689


Eva Mota

Executive, Operations

Eva is responsible for the governance arrangements of the faculty including its regular communication activity, logistics of meetings and the follow up of actions.

T +44 (0)207 920 8413

E eva.mota@icaew.com