Who’s who in the institutes club?

Who's who in the institutes club?

Allen Blewitt is the latest to be appointed at the helm of a UK accounting institute. We meet Blewitt's contemporaries in this very exclusive of clubs, and offer some tips for small talk at forthcoming industry bashes.

ICAS
Name:

Ian Marrian
Job title: Chief executive & secretary
Age: ??
Date appointed: June 2003
CV: Spent 11 years as director of education for ICAS, during which time he was appointed Professor of Accounting at the University of Edinburgh. He has also worked as a Senior Accountant with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Rome and London. Due to retire later this year.
Talking point: If things don?t work out at ACCA, any chance I could have your job when you leave?

ICAEW
Name: Eric Anstee
Job title: Chief executive
Age: ??
Date appointed: September 2003
CV: A chartered accountant and former chief executive of FTSE 100 financial services company Old Mutual. He?s also a member of the Urgent Issues Task Force of the UK Accounting Standards Board, Anstee has held a number of positions in businesses in the UK, US and South Africa.
Talking point: Given the speed with which the institute found you, any tips on recruiting top brass?

CIMA
Name: Charles Tilley
Job title: Chief executive
Age: ??
Date appointed: June 2001
CV: A former KPMG partner, Tilley has also worked at Granville Baird, and Hambros, where he was group finance director.
Talking point: How about a merger to rival the ICAEW in the UK?

CIPFA
Name: Steve Freer
Job title: Chief executive
Age: ??
Date appointed: February 2000
CV: Warwickshire county treasurer since 1992, Freer previously worked for Coopers & Lybrand, Nottingham county council and Birmingham city council.
Talking point: Is there room for both of us in the public sector market?

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