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Membership of IPC

Meet the members of ICAEW Practice Committee.

Sophie Parkhouse
Sophie Parkhouse (Chair) Re-elected to January 2026, Albert Goodman LLP

Sophie is Technical and Training Partner at Albert Goodman. Sophie is the newly appointed Chair of ICAEW Practice Committee (June 2023). She was re-elected to sit on the ICAEW Practice Committee in 2021 having been initially elected in 2018. In 2021 Sophie was also appointed to the ICAEW Financial Reporting Board. Sophie was ICAEW South West President in the year to May 2020 and has now replaced this role with the Chairing of the ICAEW South West Technical Advisory Committee. Sophie has a passion for technical accounting and practice management matters, narrative reporting and sustainability and ensures that the voice of those in the South West is very much heard.

Howard Freeman
Howard Freeman (Co-Chair) Elected until June 2024 , Shorts Chartered Accountants

Howard is the newly appointed Co-Chair of ICAEW Practice Committee (June 2023). Howard has been an Audit and Accounts Partner at Shorts Chartered Accountants for almost 20 years, based in Sheffield and Chesterfield. He is both a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser, and his clients include family companies, SMEs and charities, alongside partnerships and individuals.

Andrew Coulson
Andrew Coulson Elected until January 2026, dolfinblue Chartered Accountants

Andrew works with UK based start-ups and growing businesses as their outsourced finance business partner and trusted advisor following a career spanning both industry and practice in the UK, Europe and SE Asia. His firm operates outsourced, fractional FD and finance function services as well as more conventional accounting services. Andrew is an active member of the ICAEW, being a Past President of Birmingham & West Midlands Society of Chartered Accountants and a current member of Council.

Edward Corrigan
Edward Corrigan Elected until June 2024, Corrigan Associates

Ed is the Managing Partner of Corrigan Accountants. He was a partner in a national firm before setting up his own practice in 2009. The practice, now totalling around 30 staff, works with growing businesses, integrating advisory work alongside tax and accounting services. He served as District Society President in 2014/15 and is involved with a number of local charities.

Rachel Davis
Rachel Davis Re-elected until January 2026, Just Audit Limited

Rachel is the MD of Just Audit, working alongside accountancy firms providing a pure audit service to mutual clients. She has served on the ICAEW Practice Committee since 2011 and is a committee member of the West Yorkshire Society of Chartered Accountants. Before Just Audit (launched 2006), Rachel worked in a small practice, a top 50 practice and KPMG – so has experience of all sizes of firms and clients.

Nicole Kissun
Nicole Kissun Re-elected until January 2026, BDO LLP

Nicole is Head of Technical at BDO LLP, spending most of her time dealing with regulatory reviews on behalf of the firm. She has been a member of the IPC for 11 years and brings a unique perspective to the committee at this time of potential change for the profession.

Geoff Little
Geoff Little Re-elected to June 2024, Bell Anderson Ltd

David O'Keeffe
David O'Keeffe Re-elected until January 2026, Aiglon Consulting

David is a sole-practitioner corporate tax specialist and in his second term as a member of the ICAEW Practice Committee, having been first elected in June 2018. He is also a member of the London Society of Chartered Accountants’ tax committee and the Small Practitioner Community advisory group.

Viresh Paul
Viresh Paul Elected until January 2024, Paul & Co (Accountants) Ltd

Nikhil Sangani
Nikhil Sangani Co-opted until July 2024, Sage & Co

Nikhil graduated from the London School of Economics and Politics with a 1st Class Honours in BSc Economics in 2010. He joined Goldman Sachs Fixed Income Currencies and Commodities Division within Investment Banking leaving as an Executive Director in 2016. Nikhil spent 3 years at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the Audit and Assurance of FTSE 100 companies where he qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. In 2019, Nikhil joined his father’s accountancy practice Sage & Co based in Northwood as a Senior Manager. Nikhil is a board member of the ICAEW Editorial Advisory Committee, the youngest member of the ICAEW Practice Committee and an Advisory Member of the ICAEW Small Practitioners Community

Claire Siviter
Claire Siviter Co-opted until September 2023, Deloitte

Claire has 27 years’ experience in external audit and assurance. Based on the South Coast, she has a particular focus on retail, consumer products and media businesses, from privately-owned companies through to global listed groups.

Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith Elected until January 2026, Eacotts

Jeffrey trained with Robson Rhodes (now part of Grant Thornton) in Leeds and Moorgate. He joined Eacotts in 1976 and has been a partner since 1979. He is now the Managing Partner. Jeffrey is a member of the Thames Valley Branch of CIOT having chaired the committee in 1999/2001. During 2013/2014 and 2015/2016 he was President of ICAEW Chartered Accountants Thames Valley and is currently Treasurer.

Suzanne Spicer
Suzanne Spicer Re-elected until January 2026, Spicer & Co UK Limited

After working within a medium-sized accountancy practice for 10 years, Suzanne started her own practice in 2001. She now heads a practice with ten other team members and more than 600 clients. Spicer and Co is an award winning practice of Chartered Accountants which has firmly established itself and is proactive in the local community. A key focus for Suzanne is technology and its impact on the profession. The practice is the only Gold partner with Xero in Dunstable. Suzanne is passionate about helping small businesses and also representing small accountancy practices at the ICAEW Practice Committee.

Carol Walton
Carol Walton Re-elected until June 2024, Warr & Co

Carol has always worked in general practice, mainly for small and medium firms, and can therefore relate to all of the issues members in practice face, as she has come across most of them herself. She also represents the ICAEW Practice Committee on the Practitioner Tax Committee.