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ICAEW appoints new director for Wales

In his new role, Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE will support ICAEW chartered accountants in Wales, as well as the businesses they work with, and work with key stakeholders at the Senedd

The ICAEW has appointed Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE as its new director for Wales.

In his new role, he will support ICAEW chartered accountants in Wales, as well as the businesses they work with, and work with key stakeholders at the Senedd.

Griffiths holds several non-executive and advisory positions and is a board member of Qualifications Wales. In addition, he was previously the national director for the Institute of Directors in Wales.

He has a degree in banking and finance from Cardiff University and was awarded an OBE in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the economy and voluntary services in Wales.

Griffiths said: “It is a real privilege to join ICAEW at a time when long-term sustainable growth, good governance and financial propriety are at the top of the agenda as we begin the journey to net-zero and economic recovery from Covid-19.

“The Institute has a fantastic reputation, with more than 3,100 members in Wales who are at the very heart of boardrooms and our economy. I look forward to meeting chartered accountants across Wales and I will strive to ensure that the voice of Welsh business is heard loud and clear.”

Melanie Christie, ICAEW’s director of Regions, said: “I am delighted that Robert has joined ICAEW to lead our activities in Wales. He has extensive knowledge and experience in key leadership roles.

“ICAEW and our members will undoubtedly benefit from his skills and insights as we move forward to deal with the economic challenges we face in these difficult and uncertain times.”

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