Rest of the World community Area Networks
We have a growing number of Members across the Rest of the World.
With an ever-expanding presence across the world, ICAS has a number of thriving local communities, including in New Zealand, South Africa, the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.
Our Members meet up in major cities and online, to share information, insights and develop their professional networks.
If you are already working in a country or region not covered by our other international communities, have recently moved or are considering a move, then we’d highly recommend you make use of the relevant international Member communities on CA Connect.
These communities are a great way to network, share and find local news, join discussions and access events in your area:
Local committee Chairs
You can also reach out to the Chair of your nearest local Area Network. Each of the Chairs acts as a point of contact for local Member enquiries and helps ICAS deliver a calendar of events and opportunities to engage, inspire, inform and connect CAs.
Allan Brown (Johannesburg Chair)
Bill Wilkinson (Auckland Chair)
Bill trained and qualified in Edinburgh with a firm which, subsequently, became part of KPMG. For around 10 years Bill specialised in computer auditing before transferring to the south west of England. Bill became a partner in 1988 and was heavily involved in the audits of insurance companies and investment funds. This experience gave rise to a request to join the financial services practice of KPMG New Zealand and he joined that firm as a partner in 2003 for a two year term! After 8 years Bill retired in September 2011.
Since then Bill has been engaged in a variety of assignments. These included the appointment as acting FD for a resort on the island of Niue in the South Pacific. Bill is now a non executive director of that company as well as another involved in the dairy industry. Bill has always been interested in staff development and is a member of a team which coaches senior advisors in the development of strategic relationships through the provision of authentic interactions from which individuals can assess the impact of their behaviour. Bill is passionate about the benefits of being a member of the institute.
David Green (Cape Town Chair)
David Green (born UK) is currently the CEO of the V&A Waterfront (Cape Town, South Africa), a post he has held since 2009.
During his tenure, Green has overseen increased visitor numbers, consistent commercial growth and substantial investment into the infrastructure of the V&A Waterfront, including the founding and building of Zeitz MOCAA.
Prior to this role, Green spent a decade in private property and port development in the United Kingdom, leading major projects in Glasgow and Liverpool and overseeing the management of ports across the UK and Ireland.
He has also held senior management positions in the manufacturing sector in the UK, Brazil and Costa Rica.
Green is the Chair of the Two Oceans Aquarium and Director of Western Cape Development Board (WESGRO).
Green holds a BA (Honours) from Heriot-Watt University (UK) and is a CA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and completed an A.M.P. at INSEAD University, France.
Rankine McMillan (Cayman Islands Chair)
Rankine McMillan CA TEP Accr.Dir. is the Managing Director of The London & Amsterdam Trust Company Limited (2004 – Present).
He was previously Managing Director of Ernst & Young Corporate Services (Cayman Islands) Ltd, and from 1998 to 2004 was Senior Vice President, Cayman National Trust Co. Ltd. - responsibilities included the management of the accounting, administration and operations of Cayman National Trust Co. This covered mutual funds both in house and third party administered funds, trusts, pension funds, offshore companies.
Stewart Ritchie (Bermuda Chair)
Stewart joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in Bermuda in October 2004, after having received qualified as a CA working for Williamson & Dunn CA in Aberdeen. He finished third in that year's Test of Professional Expertise, receiving the Victor McDougall prize. Stewart is currently a Director at PwC Bermuda specializing in the provision of audit and advisory services to the long-term (life insurance) sector.
Stewart takes a keen interest in building Bermuda as the domicile of choice for international business having previously served on the organising committees of both the Bermuda Captive Conference and the ALARYS conferences and was often seen “banging the drum” for Bermuda at the Risk & Insurance Management Society (“RIMS”) conferences.
An advocate for giving back to the local community, Stewart has served on the Board of WindReach, a Bermuda charity which provides a facility and programs for individuals of all needs and abilities, since 2009 and become Chairman of the charity in 2014.
Global Accounting Alliance
ICAS is a founding member of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA), formed to provide thought leadership on accounting issues, coordinate interaction with regulatory bodies and use the combined knowledge of accountants around the globe in the public interest.
One of the founding objectives of the GAA was to help members access overseas support and value adding services. The GAA Passport Programme enables members working and looking to work in GAA Member Body jurisdictions to obtain access to specific local member support services.
Keeping in Touch
If you're moving away from the UK, even for a short time, don't forget to update your details with ICAS. In particular, make sure you let us know where you are moving to, and the best email address we can use to keep you updated on what's going on near you.
Please firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to make any changes to your record.