Michael Izza becomes chairman of Chartered Accountants Worldwide

Michael Izza becomes chairman of Chartered Accountants Worldwide


Chartered Accountants Worldwide today announced that Michael Izza, CEO of ICAEW, has been appointed as the second Chairman of CAW. He follows Pat Costello who has stepped down after 3 years in the role.

In his new role as Chairman, Michael Izza will promote the contribution made by members and the profession as a driver of business and economic confidence and growth across the world.

“It is a great honour to be appointed Chair of Chartered Accountants Worldwide. Pat has done a phenomenal job in promoting the chartered accountancy profession as trust leaders, incorporating new member institutes from all corners of the globe. We will continue to work together to strengthen the Chartered Accountants Worldwide family, promote the profession and support our members wherever they are working around the world. It’s an exciting and challenging time for the profession as we face unprecedented change in both regulation and technology. The ability to share experience and resources to grasp these opportunities will be vital in future.”

Outgoing chairman, Pat Costello says: “It has been a privilege to be the first Chairman for the Chartered Accountants Worldwide and to see the family grow from strength to strength. I know the organisation is in safe and dynamic hands and Michael, as an outstanding leader, will build on the foundations to take our members to the next level”.

Chartered Accountants Worldwide brings together the members of twelve leading institutes to create a community of over 1.7m Chartered Accountants and students in more than 200 countries.

The organisation is committed to promoting the prestige of Chartered Accountants and the value they can offer to organisations. Through its member institutes, Chartered Accountants Worldwide supports, develops and promotes the role of accountants as trust leaders in finance, accountancy and business globally.

Notes to editors:

Michael Izza has been Chief Executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales since 2006.

About CAW:
Chartered Accountants Worldwide

Chartered Accountants Worldwide has been created by the leading institutes of Chartered Accountants from around the world to support, develop and promote the vital role that Chartered Accountants play throughout the global economy. More information on the organisation can be found at charteredaccountantsworldwide.com

Chartered Accountants Worldwide Associate membership is open to Chartered Accountancy bodies who:

                       • refer to their members as Chartered Accountants and legitimately use the Chartered Accountant brand;
                       • are a member of IFAC or an IFAC Recognised Regional Organisation (e.g., CAPA or PAFA);
                       • require their members to commit to continuing professional development;
                       • are committed to working together to promote the Chartered Accountancy brand; and
                       • can demonstrate how they are improving the quality of the Chartered Accountancy qualification.


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About ICAEW:

There are over 1.7m chartered accountants and students around the world − talented, ethical and committed professionals who use their expertise to ensure we have a successful and sustainable future.

Over 149,000 of these are ICAEW Chartered Accountants. We train, develop and support each one of them so that they have the knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair.

We've been at the heart of the accountancy profession since we were founded in 1880 to ensure trust in business. We share our knowledge and insight with governments, regulators and business leaders worldwide as we believe accountancy is a force for positive economic change across the world.

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Update Date : 08/03/2018

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