Who are we - meet the PD team
Here at ICAS, we want you to stand out from the crowd, and our dedicated PD team are on hand to make sure that your professional development counts.
The professional development team (we prefer PD for short) was created in 2014 after we created our global virtual career mentoring programme and outsourced the delivery of our training course offering to BPP Professional Development.
We’re responsible for your professional development, and we’re involved throughout your CA journey.
We want to transform the opportunities that we offer and allow you to develop your skills. We’ll give you the tools, support and resources to develop your professional competence and drive your career forward.
Meet the people behind professional development at ICAS, find out who we are, and what gets us excited about being part of your CA journey.
Andrew Penker – Director of People
I originally joined ICAS as HR Director and am delighted that my experience and passion for learning and development have given me the opportunity to lead our team, and I‘m now in charge of looking after the professional development of around 21,000 ICAS members.
So many things about working in professional development are hugely significant for ICAS as we ‘build the leading global professional community’, but it’s perhaps through the sourcing and endorsing of great products and services, as well as designing and delivering our own, that we can realise the potential for our members to be world class professionals and lead the way for the wider professional communities.
At ICAS our objective is to transform professional development and we’re proud to be defining what that means.
Our vision is to help all our members attain and maintain their professional competence, and at the heart of this is our framework; by integrating knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and ethics we aim to ensure our professional development offering is world-class, global and lifelong. I have a strong belief that both individuals and business can thrive where they take action in making their professional development count.
Vikki Douglas – Programme Manager
The best part of my job is finding out what our members and our professional communities need, figuring out how we can better meet their needs and can develop and enhance our CPD offering. My main responsibility is looking after an extensive and growing programme of face to face and online courses, our specialist qualification and programme offering and our careers offering. I'm passionate about creating new opportunities that can help our members develop and really push their careers forward.
We partner with multiple CPD providers to allow us to provide a wider choice, more cost-effective and wider reaching professional development offering for CAs and business professionals. I look after these relationships with our CPD partners, and it gives us a much wider scope to connect with both CAs and other professionals across the globe.
I’ve been working with our members in the area of learning and development for over 5 years and my ambition is to transform the opportunities and support available to all members and business professionals, wherever they are based and at whatever stage they may be in their career.
Get in touch
The ICAS PD team are working to develop innovative and pioneering professional development programmes and we want your feedback.