ICAS Policy Leadership Board
The Policy Leadership Board is the body appointed by Council to be responsible for providing strategic direction, oversight and challenge to the policy work undertaken by ICAS.
Role & responsibilities
The duties of the Policy Leadership Board are set out in ICAS’ General Regulations
To monitor delivery of the strategy, such as is relevant to the work of the Policy Leadership Board. To provide advice on any matters affecting its interests.
The Policy Leadership Board performs a strategic role, in that it monitors and responds to changes (and proposed changes) in policy across a wide range of sectors. This will involve consideration of changes to legislation, standards, and guidance (whether technical, ethical or otherwise) and the initiation of proactive programmes and projects.
In discharging its role, the Policy Leadership Board seeks to act in a way which best represents the interests of ICAS, its Members and Firms, the accountancy profession, and the public interest in general. It also seeks to engage Members in its work so far as possible.
Panels and committees
The Policy Leadership Board manages and directs the affairs of a number of panels and committees whose work is relevant to the Board:
- Audit and Assurance Panel
- Business Policy Panel
- Charities Panel
- Corporate & Financial Reporting Panel
- Pensions Panel
- Public Sector Panel
- Research Panel
- Sustainability Panel
- Taxation Board
In most instances, the Chairs of these bodies will also be members of the Policy Leadership Board, ensuring a close working relationship.