Introducing the new ICAS Office Bearers for 2021/22
Newly appointed President, Deputy President and Vice President introduce themselves to ICAS Members and Students and share thoughts on their priorities for the year ahead.
The appointments of the three new ICAS Office Bearers for 2021/22 were confirmed at the ICAS AGM on 30 April.
Former Deputy President, Bruce Pritchard CA, has taken over as President from Catherine Burnet CA, Indy Hothi CA is now Deputy President and Clive Bellingham CA has been appointed to the role of Vice President for 2021/22.
Here they share thoughts on what it means to be appointed as an ICAS Office Bearer and outline the key themes and priority topics they'll focus on during their terms in office.
Introducing your new ICAS President - Bruce Pritchard CA
As Bruce explains in his video below, he, Indy and Clive have collaborated to devise a suite of themes upon which they'll concentrate during their time in office. These themes are mainly linked to issues that came to prominence during 2020: the impact of COVID-19, equality, diversity and inclusion, and environmental and social-governance matters.
Each year, the President is asked to provide a number of themes that will run through their presidency. This year, I've invited Indy and Clive to join me in devising a suite of themes that will gel together and hopefully provide guidance not only for this year but for the coming years too.
During his term in office, Bruce will place particular focus on how COVID-19 has impacted ICAS and the profession, considering specifically the ways in which ICAS Members and Students can learn, grow and advance together based on shared experiences.
As we emerge from the COVID pandemic, we must grasp the opportunity to build a sustainable future for the profession by maximising the efficiencies we achieved while working in a virtual world.
Bruce's second priority for 2021/22 will be ensuring that ICAS remains at the forefront of shaping the business communities of the future.
As we move forward towards the recovery phase, we must work together and progress this positive approach, taking the lessons we've learned from the pandemic experience, we must work to shape the business community of the future.
Read Bruce's career biography
Bruce Pritchard CA, ICAS President
Bruce is the Chief Executive Officer - International of Liminal BioSciences. His career at Liminal BioSciences spans more than 14 years and he has spent over two decades working in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in November 2020 he was, since 2014, one of two Chief Operating Officers at Liminal. Prior to this he was Group CFO, a role he held from 2008.
Bruce is a graduate of Heriot-Watt University where he gained a BA in Accountancy and Computer Science. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Porton Biopharma Limited.
Bruce has been involved with ICAS since 2001 when he became a member of Council. He has since held a number of positions including Qualifications Board and has chaired Members Board and the London Area Network. Bruce served as Deputy President 2020/21.
Bruce is based out of Liminal’s UK office in Cambridge.
Introducing your new ICAS Deputy President - Indy Hothi CA
New ICAS Deputy President, Indy Hothi CA, sets out his focus areas for the year ahead, including innovating for the future, helping Members to succeed in their professional and personal lives, and the promotion of CAs as a force for good in business and society.
I'm delighted to be confirmed as Deputy President...I remain committed to supporting ICAS in its journey to becoming a truly Members-focused institute that is prepared and equipped for future challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Read Indy's career biography
Indy Hothi CA, ICAS Deputy President
Indy Hothi CA, who has been appointed Deputy President of ICAS, is currently the co-founder of Upside Projects, a consultancy and venture builder which provides strategic advice on digital transformation, innovation and sustainability to public and private sector clients. Prior to Upside Projects, Indy was a senior economist with EY in London. He worked across a number of high-profile economic impact studies which influenced public policy and included clients such as the Premier League and Rugby World Cup.
Through his passion for social and humanitarian causes, Indy was a trustee of Khalsa Aid International, a charity which provides humanitarian aid in disaster areas and civil conflict zones. His work has led him to the frontline on a number of projects including Iraq, DR Congo, Lebanon, Nepal and Haiti.
Indy was recognised as One Young CA in 2015 and was elected to ICAS Council in 2016, representing the England and Wales area and supporting engagement with under 35s and the broader London community (through the London Area Network). In addition to the appointments he holds as an Office Bearer, Indy attends the Nominations Committee and has been closely involved in the work of the EDI Committee. Indy served as Vice President 2020/2021.
Introducing your new ICAS Vice President - Clive Bellingham CA
New Vice President, Clive Bellingham CA, introduces himself to ICAS and sets out some of his priorities for the year ahead, including a focus on education, Member networks, and equality, diversity and inclusion.
I've been a champion of ED&I throughout my professional career. I’ve focused on the fairness and the strengths of a diverse and inclusive team.
Read Clive's career biography
Clive Bellingham CA, ICAS Vice President
Clive Bellingham CA, who has been appointed Vice President of ICAS, is a Partner at PwC, where his leadership roles take him to all parts of the world. As a member of PwC’s Global Board for 8 years, Clive contributes to the governance and oversight of a network that covers more than 150 countries. He chaired the Clients & Markets Committee for 4 years and has an outreach role for PwC India. He is also a global relationship partner for a number of multinational clients, principally in the pharma & life sciences sector.
Clive joined PwC in Glasgow in 1984 after qualifying as a CA with Bird Simpson & Co in Dundee. Since then he has worked for PwC in Scotland, Saudi Arabia and Switzerland, where Clive has been resident since 1987.
Having benefited from a wide range of influences and experiences during his career, Clive is an advocate of diversity in business. In 2016 he joined the board of Advance, a non-profit association set up by leading Swiss-based companies to increase the representation of women at the executive level.
Clive was elected to Council in 2016 as the Europe seat member and has served on Members Board and the Audit & Risk Committee.