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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Alan Johnston appointed as new Northern Society President 30 May 2018

Alan Johnston has been appointed as President of NorSCA (The Northern Society of Chartered Accountants), replacing Karen Muir who has completed her term in office.

Alan has recently retired, having previously been a Senior Partner at Armstrong Watson’s Fairview office in Carlisle. As Northern Society President he will support over 4,000 ICAEW members and ACA students across the North East of England, Teesside, northern Yorkshire and Cumbria.

His role will involve overseeing a range of events and services for members, including a number of technical and networking events, including the Northern Society Business and Awards Dinner which is taking place on 12 October 2018 at the Civic Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne. The keynote speakers will be ex-postman, union leader, Home Secretary and (for a brief period) Shadow Chancellor Alan Johnson and ICAEW President Paul Aplin.

Alan will be supported by Deputy President Keith Proudfoot.

Alan was appointed at the recent Northern Society AGM, which took place at the Northern Counties Club in Newcastle.

About Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

Northern Society of Chartered Accountants (NorSCA) represents 4,000 ICAEW members and ACA students working in business and the finance profession across the North East of England, Teesside, northern Yorkshire and Cumbria.

We have been assisting businesses in the north of England and producing chartered accountants for over 130 years.


There are over 1.7m chartered accountants around the world – talented, ethical and committed professionals who use their expertise to ensure we have a successful and sustainable future.

Over 149,000 of these are ICAEW Chartered Accountants. We train, develop and support each one of them so that they have the knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are sustainable, accountable and fair.

We’ve been at the heart of the accountancy profession since we were founded in 1880 to ensure trust in business. We share our knowledge and insight with governments, regulators and business leaders worldwide as we believe accountancy is a force for positive economic change across the world.

ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) is a founder member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide and the Global Accounting Alliance.

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