Thursday, September 28, 2006

The Succession

Much like the speculation within the Labour Party over the successor to Tony Blair, the ICAEW also has been dealing with succession issues.

Those of you with long memories may recall that way back in June, Eric Anstee announced that he would be stepping down and that the ICAEW would begin the search for a replacement.

Some three months have passed, and as yet the ICAEW has made no official announcement as to the progress of their search.

However, Accountancy Age report today that some 10 interviews have taken place with a number of candidates. The upshot being, if the report is to be believed, that the ICAEW are "playing safe" and going for an internal candidate Michael Izza (currently COO).

It will be interesting to see if the ICAEW update council, and indeed the membership, on the progress being made at the council meeting scheduled for 4th October.

Does the slow pace of progress and lack of information indicate that there are problems wrt filling the role?

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