ICAEW appoints new Chief Financial Officer

5th June 2023

Chartered accountancy body ICAEW has announced the appointment of David Franklin as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

As CFO, Franklin will be responsible for the Institute’s finance and central operations teams and will be one of the executive representatives on the ICAEW Board.

The appointment was made by a senior staff appointment panel, comprising members of the ICAEW Council and Board.

Franklin joined ICAEW in 2015 and has played a key role in developing and growing the Institute’s member and commercial activity. Prior to this appointment, David held the roles of Managing Director for Belonging and Supporting and Director for Communities within the organisation’s former Members, Commercial and Shared Services division.

He qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PwC where he worked in audit before specialising in business valuations. He is also on the Board of National Prison Radio.

Michael Izza, ICAEW Chief Executive, said “Following a rigorous interview process involving ICAEW Council and Board members, I am delighted to announce the appointment of David as our new Chief Financial Officer.”

“David has already achieved a great deal during his time at ICAEW and following a successful spell as Acting CFO can already boast a deep understanding of the job and the crucial role our members play in supporting businesses and economies around the world.”

“I would like to congratulate David and wish him continued success within ICAEW and all the very best in his new role.”