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Michael Izza in conversation with Sir Jon Thompson

October 14, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm IST

Michael Izza and Sir Jon Thompson

Date: 14/Oct/2020 14:30 GMT
Cost: FREE
Booking: For more information & online booking click here

Event Information

Following his first year as CEO of the Financial Reporting Council, you are invited to an “in conversation” event with Michael Izza and Sir Jon Thompson.

After three major reviews into audit, Sir Jon will reflect on the transformation of the FRC into the new Audit Reporting and Governance Authority. This event takes place before the publication of the Government’s composite consultation on audit reform designed to ensure that audit supports an effective regulatory and corporate governance environment.

As CEO of ICAEW, Michael is keen to hear Sir Jon’s vision for the future of audit and long-term attractiveness of the audit profession, meaning this event will be of particular interest to younger auditors, audit leaders and Heads of Talent.


Key benefits

This is a unique opportunity to hear from two CEOs in the corporate governance and finance sector during unprecedented times of change in the business operating environment. In this session you will:

  • Hear Sir Jon’s unique perspective on audit reform
  • Understand his vision for the audits of the future
  • Debate reform in the context of the profession


About the speakers

Michael Izza, Chief Executive, ICAEW & Chairman of Chartered Accountants Worldwide

Appointed Chief Executive in 2006, Michael’s leadership has seen ICAEW embrace a vision of ‘a World of Strong Economies’, transforming itself into a professional accountancy body with a truly global identity and reach.

Michael regularly meets ministers, policy-makers and regulators around the world, and is a frequent media commentator on economic and business issues. He passionately believes that the emerging forces which are already changing the very nature of work – such as technological disruption – present ICAEW Chartered Accountants with many more opportunities than threats. He is committed to helping the profession evolve to meet that challenge successfully.

Michael qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant in 1986 with Coopers & Lybrand after graduating in law at Durham University, where he was also president of the student union. He has served as a school governor for eleven years and is a trustee of several charities, including Moorfields Eye Charity, supporting London’s world class Moorfields Eye Hospital. Prior to joining ICAEW, he spent four years at Spring Group, where he was managing director of several business and group finance director. From 1989 to 1996 he worked for the Canadian company, John Labatt Ltd, from1992, he was managing director of its retail arm.

Sir Jon Thompson, Chief Executive, Financial Reporting Council

Prior to joining the FRC Jon was the CEO of HMRC, the UK Tax Authority, collecting more than £625billion, employing more than 65,000 people and driving reform of the UK tax system. Before HMRC, Jon was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, jointly leading the £36bn organisation with the Chief of the Defence Staff. Jon has had a lengthy finance career including as Director General, Finance at the MoD, Director General, Corporate Services at the Department for Education and Finance Director of Ofsted. Before joining the Civil Service in 2004 he held a number of corporate services and finance roles in the public and corporate sectors.


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October 14, 2020
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm IST
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