ICAS AGM 2023: Results of election to Council and new Office Bearers for 2023/24 confirmed
The 2023 ICAS AGM was held in Edinburgh on 28 April. The ICAS Office Bearers for 2023/24 and the results of the elections to Council were both confirmed during the meeting.
The 2023 ICAS AGM took place at CA House in Edinburgh and by Teams on Friday 28 April.
During the meeting the names of the ICAS Office Bearers for 2023/24 were confirmed, along with the results of the elections to ICAS Council. Voting was also undertaken on a range of separate AGM resolutions.
ICAS Office Bearers for 2023/24 confirmed
The new Office Bearer appointments for 2023/24 were confirmed during the meeting as follows:
- President – Clive Bellingham CA
- Deputy President – Alison Cornwell CA
- Vice President – Karen Scholes CA
Clive Bellingham CA takes over as President from Indy Singh Hothi CA, and will serve a year in office. You can learn more here about Clive’s appointment, the appointments of the Deputy and Vice President and how your Office Bearer team will work to support Members, Students, firms and the profession throughout the year ahead.
ICAS would like to thank Indy Singh Hothi CA for the hugely positive contribution he made to ICAS during his year in office.
ICAS Council election results
The results of the elections to ICAS Council were also announced. Congratulations to the successful candidates, thanks to all members who took part and to everyone who got involved, considered their choices and cast their votes.
Open Seat position
The ICAS Council Open Seat position received three nominations and an election was held. The successful candidate was:
- Louise Page CA
Total number of votes cast was 1439 and the full results of the voting were:
- The number of votes cast in favour of Louise Page CA was 811
- The number of votes cast in favour of Stephen Allan Robinson CA was 395
- The number of votes cast in favour of Arjan Bains CA was 233
The following positions that were open to nominations were not contested, meaning that the candidates listed below were appointed with effect from the AGM:
Scotland North Electoral Area
- Emily Kennedy CA was the only candidate who submitted a nomination and so she has been elected unopposed.
Scotland East Electoral Area
- Margaret Bunyan CA was the only candidate who submitted a nomination and so she has been elected unopposed.
England, Wales and Northern Ireland Electoral Area
- Michael Kay CA and Jonathan Mills CA were the only candidates who submitted nominations and so they have been elected unopposed.
AGM resolution voting results
The proxy voting and in-person voting results on each Resolution were also announced and both were carried. The results were:
Receive and approve the Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements
Total number of votes cast was 964 and the full results of the voting were:
For - 916
Against - 17
Abstain - 31
To approve the re-appointment of Martin Gill, BDO LLP as ICAS Auditor
Total number of votes cast was 966 and the full results of the voting were:
For - 884
Against - 43
Abstain - 39
BDO as ICAS auditor confirmed that all those who voted in the election are valid voting members of ICAS and that the election was carried out in accordance with ICAS Regulations.
2022: another year of change, the impact being felt throughout all aspects of our lives.
Against a backdrop of economic and political uncertainty, ICAS’ public interest role remained at the heart of all that we do.
The recently published ICAS Annual Review 2022 highlights how we focused on building a more ethical, robust and sustainable profession, and our work with governments, regulators and business to uphold our public interest mandate and represent the needs of our members, students and firms.