I read with interest, and a degree of amusement, the article in Accountancy Age that stated that new ICAEW Council members have actually had the "stones" to criticise the current ICAEW structure.
Seemingly they believe that the ICAEW Council is "parochial", "ill defined" and should be slimmed down.
Correct me if I am wrong, but have I not been arguing for this over the last two years on this site?
As long ago as March 2005 I published this article "Best In Class", arguing for a slimmed down version of council.
Could this report indicate that there stirs within the hearts of some members of council the desire to actually listen to what the membership say?
Maybe the residents to the ICAEW bunker, who have for so long jealously guarded the out of date Victorian structure of the ICAEW, are facing a coup. They will find themselves having to finally accept the fact that the ICAEW, if it is to be fit for purpose for the 21st century, will have to cut council down to size and reorganise along the lines that I have been arguing for during the past two years.
We shall see.
Nonetheless, it is at least encouraging to see that some members of council are reading this site and finally taking on board the message that I have been repeating ad nauseam for the last two years.