The 2017 35 CAs under 35 announced

2017 35 CAs under 35
By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

3 July 2017

The wait is finally over and we are delighted to announce the finalists of the 2017 ICAS 35 CAs under 35 competition, held in association with Investec Click & Invest.

CAs from all over the world put themselves forward or were nominated by friends and colleagues for their outstanding contributions to their fields.

The top candidates were selected from a wealth of entries detailing the impressive and impactful work young CAs are doing to push boundaries and advance their careers to new heights.

ICAS Chief Executive Anton Colella said: "We are immensely proud of our young members and the 35 CAs under 35 list is the perfect opportunity to celebrate their hugely impressive successes.

"I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to every single one of the CAs shortlisted in this year's competition. The calibre of entries was extremely high and clearly demonstrates the continued exemplary standards that ICAS members are living up to around the world.

"As an organisation, we see these young people as the future of our membership and I am sure that our place on the global stage could not be in safer hands."

Our expert judging panel will now proceed with the next stage of the competition to narrow down the winners from each category and the 2017 ICAS One Young CA.

The 2017 ICAS 35 CAs under 35

Entrepreneurship finalists

FinalistAgePosition and company
Graeme Gibson CA34Head of Special Projects, Edinburgh Airport
Andrew Hope CA30Associate, Quest Corporate
Chioma Idigo CA31Director, Padook Designs
Suzy Kerton CA29Founder, Anything International Limited
Kimberley Oliver CA29Director, Xenith Financial Consulting Limited
Raj Patel CA33Managing Director, A.R.P. Capital Partners
Devika Srimal Bapna CA30Founder & CEO, KANABIS

Read full profiles of the Entrepreneurship finalists.

Innovation & Technology finalists

FinalistAgePosition and company
Mark Anderson CA32UK Operations Analyst, ConocoPhillips
James Hamilton CA32Senior Manager, EY
Aneela Mather-Khan CA28Financial Analyst, A.M. Best
Colin McLellan CA34CFO, Skyscanner
Iain McMichael CA31Senior Manager, Data Analytics, PwC
Mark Smith CA32Director, KPMG

Read full profiles of the Innovation & Technology finalists.

Leadership & Influence finalists

FinalistAgePosition and company
James Blackburn CA34Head of Systems and Control, Asia Pacific, Savills
Bradley Delamare CA33CEO, Tank Stream Labs
Jonny Jacobs CA34Head of Supply Chain Finance, UK & Ireland, Pladis
Catherine Jess-Gibson CA32Finance Business Partner for Economic Development, 
Department for International Development (DFID)
Michael McKenna CA33Head of Finance, Entertainment, Music and Events, BBC Studios
Graeme Morrison CA34Associate, Strategy & Development, RBS
Claire Robertson CA33Director, BDO LLP
Anisha Seth CA27Tax Advisor, EMEIA Financial Services (London), EY
Leanne Sweet CA 27Financial Controlling Manager, Danone
John Waterson CA34Director, KPMG

Read full profiles of the Leadership & Influence finalists.

Sustainability & CSR finalists

FinalistAgePosition and company
Chris Blues CA29International Director, The Ākina Foundation
Meg Burns CA29Financial Strategy & Projects Lead,
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Laura Hamp CA31Finance Director, Sparrowhawk Leisure Limited
Katherine Holdstock CA28Student Recruitment Advisor, EY
Natalie Jackson CA30Associate, QMPF LLP
Sarah Johnson CA33Senior Manager, EY
Helen Marshall CA33Financial Controller, Falcon Coffees
Tom Parkinson CA32CFO, SteamaCo
Emma Snow CA29Assistant Director, Operational Transaction Services, EY
Rebecca Steele CA29Finance Manager, Expedia
Rosie Stewart CA31Finance Manager, Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines
Colleen Welsh CA25Accounts Senior, Consilium Chartered Accountants

Read full profiles of the Sustainability & CSR finalists.

Tickets are now available for the Young Leaders Summit & One Young CA Awards. We'd be delighted to see you, so secure your place today.

Investec Click & Invest, headline sponsor of the ICAS Young Leaders’ Summit and One Young CA Awards 2017, is a new online actively managed investment management service for UK residents with £10,000 or more to invest.


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