Swansea Alumnus elected as ICAEW Vice President
A Swansea University Alumnus and Advisory Board Member for the School of Business and Economics has been appointed as the next Vice President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Martyn Jones, National Audit Technical Partner at Deloitte, will take office on June 8th and will be nominated as ICAEW President in June 2013.
Commenting on his election, Mr Jones said: "The economic crisis and subsequent fragile recovery have brought home to us all, the crucial role that chartered accountants play. They are instrumental in helping companies drive growth which in turn is critical to the prospects of economies around the world.
"Through its strategy, ICAEW is also playing an important role in shaping the future of the profession, developing the knowledge and skills of future business leaders and helping businesses build a sustainable future. I look forward to the opportunity to playing my part in helping ICAEW deliver on its strategy and aspirations.”
Professor Philip Murphy, Acting Head of the School of Business and Economics at Swansea University said: “This is a great honour and rightly deserved accolade for Martyn. His appointment as president of ICAEW clearly demonstrates the quality and value of Swansea graduates. Martyn has been very active in supporting the School, he has given his time and advice freely and we look forward to working with him closely in the future.”
Mr Jones graduated with a BSc Honours in Geography from Swansea University in 1972 and was involved in the Geography Society both as Secretary and Chairman. He qualified as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant in 1976.
Commenting on his studies at Swansea University he said: "The breadth of my studies and this society work were an invaluable preparation for my career including the use of analytical techniques .dissertation writing skills, project control and public speaking. Swansea University was, and is, brilliant for me. The location is unparalleled, there is a strong culture of research and teaching and I am pleased to have the opportunity to give something meaningful back to this institution that did so much for me."
Mr Jones has over 30 years of working with businesses of all sizes as well as with the public and third sector. His experience ranges from audit, training, risk management, corporate governance services to service innovation and handling professional and regulatory issues.
He is chairman of Deloitte’s Corporate Governance Services group, a member of DTTL global Audit Technical Advisory Board and also of the CBI’s companies committee.
During his career, Mr Jones has been a very active supporter and heavily engaged with the work of ICAEW.
He campaigned successfully with Sir David Tweedie to get the true and fair view concept embedded in the reporting aspects of International Standards on Auditing. He subsequently led ICAEW’s Working Group to support members on the implementation of Clarity International Standards for Auditing (ISA).
Mr Jones has been a member of ICAEW’s council for the last four and a half years and has sat on several ICAEW committees.
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