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On 1st of November 2021, ICB's 25th Anniversary, ICB awarded honorary companionship to 25 bookkeeping heroes.

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Mick Jagger

Sir Michael Philip Jagger is an English singer, songwriter, actor, and film producer who has achieved international fame as the lead vocalist and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones. He studied accounting and finance at the London School of Economics on a scholarship.

Eddie Izzard Companion

Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and activist. Eddie's father was an accountant and Eddie studied accounting at Sheffield University. 

Dianne Muller FCBP

Dianne Mueller FCPB

Co-Founder of the Certified Professional Bookkeepers of Canada.

A thought leader and industry spokesperson, Dianne has presented at Sage Summit, QuickBooks Connect and the IPBC Ignite annual conference.

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Jan Haugo

Jan Haugo

General Manager at High Rock Accounting

Jan has been involved in supporting bookkeeping professionals through initiatives such as setting up ICBUSA, the Bookkeeper Revolution, Bookkeeper Business Launch, and her Facebook Community – The USA bookkeepers. 

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Alison Ball

Alison Ball

Director of Marketing and Influencer Strategy, Liscio

Alison Ball is the Director of Marketing and Influencer Strategy for Liscio, Inc. Before joining Liscio, Alison spent 15 years leading accountant influencer programs at Intuit and she has spoken at the Bookkeepers Summit numerous times.

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Dame Sharon Michele White DBE

Dame Sharon Michele White DBE

Chairman of John Lewis

Dame Sharon is Chair of the John Lewis Partnership, having previously held a variety of roles in the Civil Service. She was the first black person, and the second woman, to become a Permanent Secretary to the Treasury.

Heather Smith FICB FCA FCCA

Heather Smith FICB FCA FCCA

Founder, ANISE Consulting

Heather is the author of nine cloud accounting books including Xero for Dummies series of books and Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7 days. She is a fellow of ICB in Australia, as well as a fellow of ACCA.

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Juliet Acom Koluo

Juliet Acom Koluo

Bookkeeper and Humanitarian

Juliet is a Bookkeeper and humanitarian providing free basic bookkeeping training for semi-illiterate and illiterate communities involved in small scale businesses in the rural Teso region of Uganda. 

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Nuriyya Novruzova

Nuriyya Novruzova

ICB and ICFM representative in Azerbaijan

Nuriyya is the LUCA Award-winning Chairman of the Association of Professional Financial Managers of Azerbaijan and she co-founded ICFM Azerbaijan.

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Matthew Addison

Matthew Addison

ICB Australia Co-Founder 

Together with support and involvement from ICB Global, Matthew formed ICB Australia to provide a bookkeepers association of bookkeepers for bookkeepers.

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Henry Ong

Henry Ong

ICB Philippines Co-Founder

Henry Ong is President of the Young Entrepreneur Society, founder of Startup Philippines, and writes a column for the Entrepreneur Magazine and the Philippine Daily Inquirer. As well as being the Co-Founder of ICB Philippines, Henry is also the MD of the Philippines Global Entrepreneurship Network.

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Craig Winkler

Craig Winkler

Founder of MYOB, former Non-Executive Director at Xero

Craig built MYOB to be a popular business tool and brand which, in 2004, merged with Solution 6 to become Australia’s largest IT company. Craig joined the Xero Board in 2009. He now spends the majority of his time working in the philanthropic sector.

Melanie Power

Melanie Power

Founder and Director at Melaniepower.com

Melanie is the founder of the Global Command The Price You Deserve Movement and the Bookkeeping Business Accelerator Program Series and works as a long term advisor to small businesses providing mentoring around business growth.

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Gary Turner

Gary Turner

Xero UK Co-Founder

Gary is a co-founder and former Managing Director of Xero UK. Under Gary's leadership, Xero UK scaled from a three-person startup with annual revenues of £50k to more than £90M in 2020.

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Melanie Maynard

Melanie Maynard

Melanie is the mother of Marcus Rashford, the Manchester United Footballer who is well known for his campaign to end child poverty. Melanie worked as a bookkeeper and accountant for Ladbrokes.

 

Mark Rutter

Mark & Lisa Rutter

Founders of Open Study College

Mark and Lisa founded Open Study College in 2007. Mark is also the Chairman and has been working in the education industry for three decades. 

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Mark Watson Gandy

Professor Mark Watson-Gandy

Barrister, Three Stone

Mark was ICB's founding head of professional standards and helped write ICB's constitution and Professional Conduct Regulations back in 1996. He was the first practising barrister to hold the ICAEW's Corporate Finance qualification. Dual-qualified as an accountant, he is the author of "Watson-Gandy on Accountants" and the ICAEW Guide "Tax Advocacy".

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Leslie Ellis

Leslie Ellis

ICB Vice President 

Leslie has been an integral part of ICB for over 24 years and is ICB's founding director of education who set ICB's first ground-breaking syllabus.

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Rebecca Benneyworth MBE

Rebecca Benneyworth

Tax Expert

A favourite speaker at the Bookkeepers Summit, Rebecca has been a tax lecturer on the CPD circuit for 25 years and has run a small accountancy practice for 30 years. 

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Della Hudson

Della Hudson FCA

Founder - Hudson Business Advice

A true 'influencer' in the accounting space, Della has been voted Most Inspirational Member of the Accounting and Bookkeeping Support Group and was shortlisted in the British Accounting Marketing Awards, as well as being consistently ranked in the top 10 of the Avalara Accounting Top 100.

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Kirsty St.John

Kirsty St John C.MICB PM.Dip

Owner - Kirsty's Counting Services 

Kirsty is the owner of Kirsty's Counting Services Ltd and the highly esteemed Branch Chair for Cambridgeshire.

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Kirsty St.John

Julian Cronk

Former Company Secretary of ICB

Julian was ICB's founding Company Secretary in 1996.

 

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Sumaya Khassal

ICB Head of HR

Sumaya is the ICB team's much-loved Head of HR, having worked at ICB for over eight years and seemingly knowing the answer to every question thrown at her by members or the team.

   

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