ICAEW appoints new executive for professional standards

DUNCAN WIGGETTS is to be ICAEW’s new executive director for professional standards, succeeding Vernon Soare who was recently promoted to chief operating officer. He will also join ICAEW’s board.

Wiggetts, currently director for professional conduct, will be responsible for ICAEW’s regulatory activities, ensuring members and firms act with the highest professional and ethical standards working with the new ICAEW regulatory board.

He will also take forward ICAEW’s growth into legal services regulation as well as implementing the changes to audit regulation as a result of the statutory audit regulation and directive.

Michael Izza, ICAEW chief executive said: “As director for professional Conduct, Duncan has made a great impact, not just in raising the quality of our investigation and disciplinary functions but also by placing more emphasis on supporting members through education and training. I look forward to working with Duncan in his new role as an executive director.”

Commenting on his appointment, Wiggetts said: “Later this year, we will also be submitting our application to the Legal Services Board to become a regulator for reserved legal services beyond probate. Both will create new opportunities for members and I’m excited at the challenges they will

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