The top 35 CAs under 35 are announced

One Young CA finalists
By Eleanor O'Neill, CA Today

5 July 2016

The wait is finally over and we are delighted to announce the names of the 2016 ICAS 35 CAs under 35.

After much deliberation, the top candidates were selected from a record number of nominations for their outstanding contributions to their fields.

The entries spanned across six continents and featured CAs from every walk of life.

Anton Colella, ICAS CEO, said: "I would like to extend my congratulations to each and every one of our top 35 CAs under 35.

"The response we’ve had to the competition has been phenomenal and we’ve received a record number of outstanding nominations.  

“For each person to be recognised as a top CA under 35 is a tremendous achievement and is testament to the calibre of business leaders that we have in our membership.

“This competition speaks to the heart of what ICAS is and what we want to be. Our young members are driving us forward and instigating change on a global stage."

Our expert judging panel will now proceed with the next stage of the competition to narrow down the winners from each category and the 2016 ICAS One Young CA.

The 2016 ICAS 35 CAs under 35

Entrepreneurship finalists

FinalistAgePosition and company
Kieran D'Silva CA29Co-Founder & CFO, PrimaryBid
Kevin Harvie CA30Founder, Hectares Food
Jennifer Hatfield CA32Chartered Accountant, Hummingbird Accountancy Services
James Roy Poulter CA28CEO, Pronto
Brian Toward CA30IT & Finance Director, Wholesale Domestic
Mark Spiers CA32CFO, Trocafone
Joel Watt CA28Founder, Jack Taylor/VISTEM
John Wilmot CA32CEO, Nameloop

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Leadership finalists

FinalistAgePosition and company
Edward Brewerton CA31Financial and Marketing Accounting Manager, Apache Canada
Ben Collins CA31Associate Director, EY
Stuart MacDougall CA32Assurance Director, PwC
Scott Dunbar CA32Business Advisory Director, Johnston Carmichael
Colin McLellan CA33Finance Director, Skyscanner
Claire Monaghan CA33Partner, RSM
Katherine Ritchie CA27Executive, EY
Rory Shedden CA33Director, Solutions Development, Radius
Stephen Smith CA31CFO, Suzo Happ
Graham Stirling CA29Audit Manager, Grant Thornton (Singapore)

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Sustainability and CSR finalists

FinalistAgePosition and company
Jenny Chu CA25Consultant, Deloitte
George Cobb CA34Group Sustainability Accountant, SSE
Andrew Dane CA32Financial Director, Argent Energy
Jamie Davidson CA34Associate Director, Johnston Carmichael
Rachel Singh Davies CA33Chief Financial Officer, Shell Foundation
Heather Donald CA33Sustainability Manager, Heathrow Airport
Thomas Gillan CA30Chief Financial Officer, Social Investment Scotland
Olivia Ng CA31Acting Area Financial Controller, Africa and Developing Countries, GSK
Elizabeth Young CA 31Internal Audit Senior Manager, Scott-Moncrieff

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Influence and innovation finalists

FinalistAgePosition and company
Heather Abel CA29Tax Adviser, Shell
Rimla Akhtar MBE CA33Inclusion & Diversity Consultant, RimJhim Consulting
Patrick Brown CA29Senior Management Accountant, Department for International Development
Pete Ferguson CA32Senior Compliance Manager, Green Investment Bank
Gillian Hunter CA28Tax Manager, Johnston Carmichael
Suzy Kerton CA28Financial Accountant, The Cabinet Office
Edward Phippen CA30Senior Executive, EY
Claire Sowden CA27Principal Analyst, Capital One (Europe)

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