Robert Hodgkinson
Executive Director, Technical
ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

As executive director, technical, Robert Hodgkinson is responsible for the ICAEW's seven specialist faculties in audit and assurance, corporate finance, finance and management, financial reporting, financial services, IT and tax.

He also leads the ICAEW's work in corporate governance, professional ethics and liability, corporate responsibility and business law.

Robert was educated at the Manchester Grammar School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics & Economics. In 1980, he joined Arthur Andersen where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 and became a partner in 1992. He joined the Institute in October 2002.

Robert is a member of the board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the Prince of Wales Accounting for sustainability Steering Group and the ICAEW Audit Firm Governance Working Group.

He has previously chaired the ICAEW’s Financial Reporting Committee and from 2000 to 2004 represented the UK accounting profession as a Vice-President of the European Federation of Accountants (FEE) in Brussels and as Chairman of its Auditing Working Party.

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