The ICAEW have now officially confirmed what everyone already knew, namely that Michael Izza will become CEO of the ICAEW:
"Michael Izza has been appointed as the next chief executive of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
He succeeds Eric Anstee who announced his retirement earlier in the year. Izza will take up his role on 6 December 2006.
Michael Izza is currently chief operating officer, executive director and a board member at the ICAEW, the largest professional accounting body in Europe and a £62 million income organisation representing 128,000 members.
Amongst his many achievements, Michael has played a major role in the development of the Institute's current strategy as well as driving forward the operational plan. Michael has also been responsible together with other executive directors for the day-to-day running of the ICAEW. Since January 2004 he has acted as deputy to the chief executive."
Judging from the above, it seems that there will be no change to the current course that the ICAEW embarked upon under Eric Anstee. I will watch developments with interest.
To read the full release go to ICAEW CEO Appointed.