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ICAEW members living and working in Northern Ireland are in the unique position of being part of an accountancy body with far-reaching national and international influence.
We are delighted to invite you to the much-anticipated launch of our new member group – ICAEW Northern Ireland – created specifically for our members across the province.
We will be marking the launch with two special events, held in the one venue; an informal evening reception and the following day, a morning conference, both to be hosted by ICAEW Deputy President, Mark Rhys and ICAEW Regional Director, Justin Kyriakou.
We will bring together ICAEW members from across Northern Ireland, spanning all stages of career, and working in various disciplines and sectors, to celebrate our diverse professional community, and to look to what the future holds for ICAEW, our profession and our local economy.
4 April 2023, 17:30 – 19:30
Join ICAEW and fellow members from across Northern Ireland as we come together to celebrate the launch of ICAEW Northern Ireland, and our ICAEW member community.
You will hear from Mark Rhys, ICAEW Deputy President, who will speak about ICAEW’s priorities at a time when our profession – and the demands on those within it – are experiencing a period of unprecedented and significant change, and where the need on us all to evolve and remain relevant has never been more critical. Mark will talk about how ICAEW’s 2030 strategy, focussed around five key themes, will shape its activities and role as an international membership organisation, regulator and influencer, and the opportunities this brings for those in Northern Ireland, the UK and across its international geographies.
There will also be an important update from the newly appointed Chair of the Board for ICAEW Northern Ireland, Bernard O’Hara, Director at KPMG’s Belfast office. Bernard will give you an insight into the role of the board, and its influence, his ambitions, and plans for the group, and on how volunteering for ICAEW will play a pivotal role in shaping the support available to all members locally.
Please note this event is for ICAEW members only.
5 April 2023, 09:00 - 12:30
Our morning conference, chaired and facilitated by Clodagh Rice, BBC Business Correspondent for Northern Ireland, will bring together ICAEW members, business leaders and key stakeholders, to discuss the future for Northern Ireland’s economy, its strategy for growth – and the challenge and opportunities for its businesses, its infrastructure, and its economic policy.
Our keynote speaker, Sam Turner, Chief Technology Officer, High Value Manufacturing Catapult & incoming CEO of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre, will talk about the launch of the ATIC and the opportunities it will being for the sector in the global marketplace.
You will also hear from Mark Rhys, ICAEW Deputy President, who will share his thoughts on a sense of place, and the opportunities that lie ahead for Northern Ireland. He will focus on the pivotal role of Chartered Accountants in leading on and driving the economy and on how, as an a intrinsic and valuable part of the local business infrastructure, they are uniquely placed to act a connector, bringing businesses into the region, and encouraging a sound foundation for growth and innovation.
Our chair and facilitator will then open up our panel debate and discussion; we’re delighted to announce we will be also joined by:-
Topics of debate and discussion will include:-
This event is open to all; ICAEW members and non-members are welcome to join us.
Should you experience any difficulties booking onto the event, please go to our events support page - how to book. If you need assistance making a booking, please contact the Events Information team who will be happy to support with the online booking process.
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Members’ reception - Members only (4 April 2023)
Please note this event is for ICAEW members only
The future of Northern Ireland – its economy & infrastructure (5 April 2023)
This event is open to all; ICAEW members and non-members are welcome to join us
Justin is ICAEW’s Regional Director with responsibility for its activities in Northern Ireland and for supporting members across the province.
Before joining ICAEW, Justin worked for the Association of Accounting Technicians and was responsible for the significant growth of AAT in the North of England.
In 2014, he was promoted to Global Development Manager for AAT and lead its international strategy until 2019. In that time, Justin was responsible for taking AAT into various markets across South East Asia, Europe and the Middle East as well as delivering a number MOU’s with international accounting bodies.
Justin has a successful track record of leading and managing regional, national and international growth, reputation and influence and is experienced at providing national and international solutions in professional training and professional accounting organisational development.
He is a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Bernard is a Director in KPMG and leads its Managed Solutions business in Northern Ireland, which provides tailored solutions utilising people, process and technology, in response to client challenges. He has over 25 years' experience in Statutory Audit, Internal Audit, Risk & Governance, across a wide range of sectors, including Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail, Leisure and the Public Sector in Northern Ireland.
Mark has spent over thirty years auditing banking and capital market clients.
He was Deloitte’s global lead contact for interactions with the Financial Stability Board. As joint Chair of the GPPC’s Bank Working Group, Mark led regular discussions between the profession, the FSB and IFIAR regarding bank accounting and audit quality and leads Deloitte’s discussions with the BCBS Accounting Experts Group. He was a member of the PRA’s Practitioner Panel for six years and sat on Sir Donald Brydon’s Auditors’ Advisory Group.
At the ICAEW, Mark was the first Chair of the Financial Services Faculty, and has chaired the Technical Strategy Board.
Mark qualified with Arthur Andersen, worked in Tokyo for two years and became a partner in 1996. He has a degree in Economics (University College London) and an MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School.
Gina is the Chief Executive of the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), a cross-border body established under the Good Friday Agreement and working to the Government of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Assembly.
She is currently responsible for the European Union’s PEACE IV and INTERREG VA funding programmes, totalling in excess of €0.5 billion. The PEACE Programme represents a unique investment by the European Union in support of the peace process, and both Programmes support the development of a more sustainable and prosperous cross-border region, across Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland and Western Scotland (INTERREG only).
Having spent most of her career involved with EU support programmes, Gina has gained extensive knowledge of the complex cross-border development needs of the region and the appropriate European funding instruments available to meet them.
Gina is a qualified chartered accountant who trained and qualified with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC). Before joining the SEUPB as the Director of Corporate Services in 2003, she gained extensive practical knowledge of managing the distribution of cross-border PEACE funding during her work for Co-operation Ireland.
Gina is a regular speaker at major conferences and exhibitions across Europe on the management of EU Programmes in a post conflict society.
Please note that the programme is subject to change
Tuesday 4 April 2023
Wednesday 5 April 2023
Mark Rhys, Deputy President, ICAEW
ICAEW at heart of communities, facilitating business growth, influencing decision makers, supporting our members (Business and Practice Members) in Northern Ireland and leveraging our local, national and international connections – ensuring that ICAEW in NI punches above our weight
Stuart Anderson, Head of Public Affairs, NI Chamber of Commerce
Sean McAllister – CEO & Co-Founder of Plotbox
Driving investment in Northern Ireland – both inward and indigenous
What makes Northern Ireland such an attractive location for inward investment?
What are the opportunities for Homegrown Business in Northern Ireland
Gina McIntyre - CEO, Special EU Programmes Body
What opportunities do City Deals present for Northern Ireland?
Wrap/close/next steps – NI Board
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