Bruce Cartwright appointed Director of the ICAS Policy Leadership Division

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19 May 2017

ICAS is pleased to announce that Bruce Cartwright CA has been appointed Executive Director Policy Leadership.

A former Corporate Restructuring Partner at PwC, Bruce brings 30 years’ experience from the Big Four firm.

As Head of PwC’s Scottish Corporate Restructuring practice from 2001-2016, Bruce lead the team on a number of high-profile solvent and insolvent corporate restructures in Scotland and abroad. Most recently he was involved in the Receivership of OW Bunker, a $17 billion turnover Danish-listed company supplying fuel to the global shipping market.

Bruce qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989. Following an initial period in the Assurance practice he spent the vast majority of his professional career in PwC’s restructuring team. Primarily working across the UK, he also worked in Malaysia, Central Europe and Denmark. Secondments to Royal Bank of Scotland and Carnaud Metal Box were undertaken during his time at PwC. Bruce has worked across a diverse range of industries including the insurance and property sectors, manufacturing and agri businesses.

Bruce CartwrightHe is a seasoned ICAS committee member, having chaired the Insolvency Committee, Technical Committee and Oversight Committee in relation to Scottish Independence, and sat on a further three committees. Bruce is also a former member of the ICAS Council.

As Executive Director of Policy Leadership, Bruce will formulate ICAS’ policy positions and lead its thought leadership activity.

Commenting on his new position, Bruce said: “ICAS has a demonstrable track record for its contribution to policy development and innovative thought leadership within the global accountancy profession and business and I see my role as building on and extending this strong tradition.”

ICAS CEO Anton Colella, said: “ICAS has a proud reputation for high-impact evidence-based thought leadership and policy work.

“The appointment of someone of Bruce’s standing in business, and in the profession, signals strongly our desire to build that reputation.

“Through his leadership we aim to play an even greater role in policy and influencing on behalf of our 21,000 members across the globe, while ensuring we act in the public interest.”

Bruce’s appointment took effect on 8 May 2017.


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