ICAS Council member receives Queen's birthday honour

Colin McClatchie honoured
By ICAS

21 June 2017

ICAS Council member Colin McClatchie recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Colin, who is Vice-President of Scottish Opera, is to receive a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to music and voluntary service in the West of Scotland.

Colin's role on ICAS Council

His role as a Public Interest Member is to uphold the integrity and standing of the chartered accountancy profession.

Colin’s prominent career in media began with Thomson Regional Newspapers in 1971. Over the course of 13 years, he held various management roles at the publication’s UK offices.

In 1984, Colin moved to the Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail. There he achieved many notable successes, including increasing sales in both titles in eight out of eleven years.

A role at high-profile News International Newspapers beckoned in 1995 when Colin joined as General Manager. In 2004 he was appointed Managing Director for Scotland and Ireland. Over the course of a decade, he led change management programmes to improve operating efficiency and increased market share of the Scottish Sun, News of the World, Times and Sunday Times Scotland.

Representing the public interest has been central to many of my previous roles, and I am pleased to be able to continue this valuable work on behalf of the accountancy profession.

An experienced Non-Executive Chairman and Director, in addition to serving as Vice President of Scottish Opera, he is also Chair of Prescient, his mentoring and business strategy firm.

Previous Non-Executive appointments include Chair of Scottish Opera for seven years, Chair of St Columba’s School in Kilmacolm for four years, Chair of Glasgow UNESCO City of Music, Non-Executive Director of Dunfermline Press Group, Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committees of Scottish Enterprise and Chair of the Institute of Directors Scotland.

Colin said: “I was delighted to be asked to join ICAS Council as a Public Interest Member.

“Representing the public interest has been central to many of my previous roles, and I am pleased to be able to continue this valuable work on behalf of the accountancy profession.”

ICAS Chief Executive, Anton Colella said “Colin's vast experience as a business leader and a non-executive director will be of great value to Council.

“He is, without doubt, a man of independent thought and I am sure he will make a significant contribution to the public interest agenda for ICAS.”

Colin’s appointment took place on 1 January 2017 and is for four years.

In addition to Colin, three other public interest members sit on ICAS Council: Robert Black, Rhona Brankin and Dame Lin Homer. 

Public Interest Members serve as full members of the Council and have equal voting rights with the CA Members.

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