PracticePeople In PracticeICAS gets new president

ICAS gets new president

Scottish accounting institute appoints new president

Mike Hathorn has been appointed as the new president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

Link: ICAS slams institute merger name

Hathorn, a senior partner with Moore Stephens in London, officially took up the presidency at the institute’s annual general meeting held in Edinburgh today. He succeeds Ian Robertson, chief executive of the house builder Wilson Bowden.

The new president is supported by senior vice president Norman Murray, chairman of Cairn Energy and junior vice president Isobel Sharp, a partner at Deloitte. Each president serves a one-year term.

Speaking at the AGM the new president said: ‘It is a great honour to take up the presidency of the world’s first professional body of accountants. Over the past year I have had the privilege of supporting past president Ian Robertson during the Institute’s 150th anniversary celebrations. I would like to pay tribute to the excellent work undertaken by Ian and I am only too aware of the high standards that he has set.

‘Our profession and institute continue to face many challenges, in particular the consolidation taking place of three of the UK accountancy bodies.

‘ICAS has a clear and independent vision for the future. By operating in a focused way and continuing the high standards we have upheld so strongly in the past we will always have a valid contribution to make.’

Related Articles

Moore Stephens appoints three new partners

People In Practice Moore Stephens appoints three new partners

4d Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Mental Health Awareness Week: How organisations can help ensure good employee wellbeing

People In Practice Mental Health Awareness Week: How organisations can help ensure good employee wellbeing

2w Reafad Rahman
Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

People In Business Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

2w Accountancy Age, Reporters
Accountancy Age 35 under 35 2018 – last chance to enter!

People In Business Accountancy Age 35 under 35 2018 – last chance to enter!

2w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Women in Finance: is the future of finance female?

People In Business Women in Finance: is the future of finance female?

2w Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Mazars announces two partner appointments, increased fee income growth

People In Practice Mazars announces two partner appointments, increased fee income growth

1m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
British Accountancy Awards 2018 – entries open!

Accounting Firms British Accountancy Awards 2018 – entries open!

1m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
RSM appoints two new regional managing partners

People In Practice RSM appoints two new regional managing partners

1m Alia Shoaib, Reporter