Michael Izza becomes chairman of Chartered Accountants Worldwide

Michael Izza


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 1.8m Chartered Accountants and students in more than 190 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.

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