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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Our Office Holders and Committee

Yvonne Gale (Vice President), Keith Proudfoot (President) and Chris Soan (Deputy President) – officers of Northern Society of Chartered Accountants 2019-20

The Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) is led by a President and supported by a Deputy President, Vice President, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary and other members of the General Committee.

The Office Holders and members of the General Committee are ICAEW members who undertake their role in a voluntary capacity to support their membership body.  They receive no remuneration for the time that they contribute to NorSCA or ICAEW activities.

Northern Society Office Holders

Office Holders serve for a period of one year until the next Annual General Meeting of the society.  Details of the current Office Holders are shown below.

President: Keith Proudfoot FCA
Northern Society of Chartered Accountants
Follow Keith on Twitter: @NorSCA_KMP

Before becoming President, Keith served as Deputy President of Northern Society from May 2018. Keith has an extensive business support network and until his retirement from ICAEW in December 2017 he was ICAEW Director, Northern & Scotland where his aim was to help grow the local economy knowing this will help members, wherever they work.

Deputy President: Chris Soan FCA
Newcastle University Business School

Chris became Deputy President in May 2019. Chris would like to encourage all members, from across the age-spectrum, not only to support social events and courses, but also to get in-touch with ideas of what they’d like the Northern Society Committee to organise

Chris is a past Chairman of the Tyne & Wear Society of Chartered Accountants and is President of NCASS.

Vice President: Yvonne Gale FCA
NEL Fund Managers Limited

Yvonne is Chief Executive Officer of NEL Fund Managers Limited where she is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of all teams within the organisation. Her role involves sourcing funds for management, fund design, achieving maximised returns and impact for investors, and investor relations.

Prior to joining NEL in 2002, Yvonne qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a national accountancy firm and has held senior management positions in several high growth businesses.

Honorary Treasurer: Stuart Stone ACA
Kaplan Financial

Honorary Secretary: Mick Jeffrey FCA
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Mick is an Audit & Assurance Director at PwC’s Newcastle office.  He has extensive experience of working within all key industry sectors and in particular the chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors. Mick is PwC’s Chemical leader for the North East & Yorkshire and the deputy leader of PwC’s UK Chemicals Group.

Mick has worked with large UK listed and private companies, subsidiaries of overseas listed and private companies as well as smaller local entrepreneurial private companies.

Immediate Past President: Alan Johnston FCA
Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

Until his retirement, Alan was Armstrong Watson’s elected Senior Partner and a member of the management board. He joined the firm from university and was with the firm ever since. Until retiring he acted for a wide range of owner managed businesses, professional partnerships, charities and individuals.

General Committee

The General Committee supports the running of the society. In addition to the Office Holders the current members and attendees at General Committee meetings include:

Members of the Committee

Andrew Jackson FCA (National Audit Office) – Past President, Northern Society

Nick Lambert FCA  – Past President, Northern Society

Rob Tindle FCA (Tindle’s Chartered Accountants) – ICAEW Council Member for the Northern constituency

Paula Park ACA (Newcastle University Students Union) – Chairman, Tyne & Wear Society of Chartered Accountants

Helen Wilson ACA (Anderson Barrowcliff Chartered Accountants) – Chairman, Teesside Society of Chartered Accountants

Clare Garrison ACA (Saint & Co, Chartered Accountants) – Co-Chairman, Cumberland Society of Chartered Accountants

Jayashree Naveen ACA (Dodd & Co, Chartered Accountants) – Co-Chairman, Cumberland Society of Chartered Accountants

Pam Clarke FCA (Clarke’s Chartered Accountants) – Tyne & Wear Courses Chairman

Sam Hill ACA (Clarke’s Chartered Accountants) – Tyne & Wear Courses Deputy Chairman

Geoff Little FCA (Bell Anderson Limited) – ICAEW Practice Committee (IPC) representative

Therese McCollam (KPMG) – Chairman, Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society (NCASS)

Hebe Dyson (Dodd & Co, Chartered Accountants) – Chair, Cumberland Chartered Accountant Students’ Society (CCASS)

Attendees at General Committee

James Callaghan, ICAEW Regional Director, Northern

Joanne Lucking, ICAEW Regional Executive, Northern

Lorna Hansell, ICAEW Business Development Manager, Northern and Scotland