Kate Hart took over the role as Chair of the community's Advisory Group in June 2021.
Taking over the chair role
Kate said "I am excited to have taken over the role as chair of the Forensic & Expert Witness community and thank Vikki Wall for her hard work and dedication over the past few years. I will continue to support forensic accountants as we step back into the office and am delighted at the success of our online events with attendees from across the globe". Kate’s first big challenge in the role will be assisting the ICAEW team with the Annual Virtual Conference, due to take place on Tuesday 16 November.
Outgoing community chair Vikki Wall commented that “The global pandemic brought an interesting end to my term as chair of the forensic and expert witness advisory group, but I was glad to be able to assist forensic accountants particularly during this difficult period. I am delighted to pass on this role to Kate Hart and I wish her well guiding the group (hopefully soon) back into more normal times”. The ICAEW wishes to thank Vikki for her time, valuable contribution and leadership across the six years volunteered to the community.
About Kate Hart
Kate is a Managing Director at Quantuma with over 20 years of forensic accounting experience. Her forensic accounting experience started with 11 years in Deloitte’s forensic group, working on a range of commercial contractual and transaction related disputes. She then moved to a mid-sized accountancy firm in 2011 where she established the forensic services offering and built a team, which she led for nine years.
Kate is an established expert witness, having been personally involved in hundreds of engagements across a range of forensic disciplines, giving evidence on numerous occasions. Her practice focuses mainly on commercial and matrimonial disputes.