A new Chair for the ICAS Members Board
Michael Kay CA has been confirmed as the new Chair of Members Board, taking on the role from ICAS Deputy President Bruce Pritchard CA.
Michael Kay CA was officially confirmed as the new Chair of Members Board at its meeting on 11 September. Previously part of the London Area Network, Michael joined ICAS Council in April 2020. In his role as Chair of Members Board Michael will also sit on the ICAS Oversight Board.
On his appointment, Michael said:
“Having been a member of the London Area Network for five years I was elected to Council in April 2020. I have been impressed by the energy and drive within ICAS and was keen to have a greater involvement in shaping its transformation. The Members Board has a critical role to play in helping to increase member engagement and ensure ICAS delivers value across all areas of its membership."
"In taking over the role of Chair from Bruce Pritchard, I hope to continue the impressive work which Bruce and his fellow Board Members have delivered in recent years. We are living through strange and unsettling times and we have an opportunity – and a duty – to ensure we support our Members and continue to shape and influence ICAS to be a truly leading and diverse professional body."
"The Members Board cannot do this on its own, so I would encourage each and every Member to engage, communicate and get involved – with ICAS, with your Area Network, with the Members Board and with me as its Chair.”
About Members Board
Members Board is appointed by Council to provide strategic direction, guidance, oversight and challenge to the Member-engagement work undertaken by ICAS.
In discharging its role, the Members Board seeks to act in a way which best represents the interests of ICAS, its Members and Firms, as well as the public interest in general. It also seeks to engage Members in its work so far as possible.
Michael qualified with Arthur Andersen in Edinburgh, with secondments to London and Melbourne. He joined a sales promotion plc in London, before he and fellow directors established their own below-the-line agency backed by 3i. The majority of his career was then spent in financial services, with senior regional and global finance and operational roles in Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and HSBC.
Michael subsequently moved to the public sector with NHS Digital, leading the Commercial function through a period of significant transformation. Brought up in Ayr, Michael is a keen Burns enthusiast, winning the “Tam o’Shanter World Championship” in 2018. He is also an Honorary Steward at the Wimbledon Championships.