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Leading district society reformer to go

The architect of the controversial ICAEW district societies reforms is to leave his present role in September.

Michael Hockney, who has worked as executive director since June 1999 and is paid £217,000, joined the institute on an interim contract. But the ICAEW has said the main areas of his work are drawing to a conclusion.

John Collier, ICAEW secretary general, said: ‘Since arriving at the institute, Michael has done much to improve the level of service we offer our members, and in particular has led a project creating a strengthened regional infrastructure in support of the district societies.

‘Michael will continue to work with us after 1 September on the delivery of the institute’s regional plans, where there remains work to be done.’

Plans to revamp the existing 22 district societies into ten regional bodies have met with fierce opposition. Don Heady has led the fight for disgruntled members which will culminate in an extraordinary general meeting next month.

Hockney will be replaced by Hilary Wilkins, formerly marketing director of Domestic and General plc, who will take on the role of permanent executive director for the Members Directorate.

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