She will succeed current vice presidents Sir David Tweedie and Brendan Nelson to become ICAS President in April 2014.
Brown – one of only a handful of female finance directors at FTSE 100 companies – worked for KPMG and Deloitte before joining Edinburgh-based Cairn in 1998 as group tax manager. She was promoted to group financial controller and then finance director in 2006.
Commenting on her new role at ICAS, Brown said: “Business and the accountancy profession are facing increasing scrutiny, external pressures and uncertainty in these challenging economic times. I look forward to this integral role in an organisation which seeks to maintain the highest professional standards in a changing environment.”
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