ICAS appoints former PwC partner as new CEO

ICAS appoints former PwC partner as new CEO

Bruce Cartwright, a former PwC partner and head of corporate restructuring in Scotland, will succeed Anton Colella as the new CEO of ICAS in March 2018

ICAS has announced Bruce Cartwright – a former PwC partner and head of corporate restructuring in Scotland – as its new CEO, succeeding Anton Colella in March 2018.

Cartwright has held the position of executive director of policy leadership at ICAS for the past six months. He has also previously chaired the ICAS insolvency committee and technical committee, and was a member of the ICAS Council between 2008-2014.

Having qualified as a chartered accountant in 1989, Cartwright worked across the UK and overseas throughout his career at PwC, and gained experience in a wide range of industries, including insurance, property and manufacturing. He also carried out secondments to Royal Bank of Scotland and Carnaud Metal Box during his time at the firm.

On his appointment, Cartwright said: “I am hugely privileged to become the Chief Executive of the world’s first professional body of Chartered Accountants and look forward to building on the successes of recent years to deliver on our vision of making ICAS the leading global professional community.”

He added: “The global accountancy profession faces an unprecedented period of potential disruption. As Chief Executive of ICAS, my role is to ensure that we remain as relevant and leading in the future as we have been in the past.”

ICAS President Sir Brian Souter, said: “Bruce’s appointment is a strong signal of the continuing ambition of ICAS to build on our established reputation both globally and in our historic heartlands in Scotland.”

The professional body has membership of 21,000 chartered accountants across over 100 countries worldwide.

Colella leaves ICAS after 11 years as CEO to take up the role of global CEO of Moore Stephens International.

Cartwright will assume his position on 23 March 2018.

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