Isobel Sharp joins IMI audit committee

FORMER Deloitte senior technical partner Isobel Sharp has joined the audit committee of FTSE 250 engineering group IMI as a non-executive director.

Sharp, regarded as one of the UK’s finest technical accounting minds, has extensive accounting and corporate governance experience and was a key figure in the creation of accounting standards for micro businesses.

Most recently, she was with Deloitte serving as the firm’s senior technical partner until 2012. She has served as president of ICAS and on the UK Accounting Standards Board and the Financial Reporting Review Panel of the FRC.

Lord Smith of Kelvin, chairman of IMI commented: “We are delighted that Isobel is joining our board. She has a strong financial background and deep knowledge of accounting practices and corporate governance policies and procedures. In addition, having advised a number of FTSE boards during her career, she has wide-ranging business experience.”

Sharp is currently a non-executive director and audit chair at Winton Capital Group. She chairs the UK Green Investment Bank’s remuneration committee and is a member of the audit advisory board at The Scottish Parliament Corporate Body. She is also a visiting professor in corporate governance and auditing at Edinburgh University.

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