Technical Director, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Robert is a member of the board of ICAEW which has over 142,000 Chartered Accountant members around the world. He has executive responsibility for ICAEW’s technical strategy department and its seven specialist faculties including the Financial Reporting and Audit and Assurance Faculties. He also leads ICAEW’s thought leadership and research programmes. Robert currently chairs the board of the Natural Capital Coalition. He has previously been a member of the board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and represented the UK accountancy profession as a vice-president of the European Federation of Accountants (FEE). Robert qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 after graduating in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and he joined ICAEW in October 2002 from public practice.