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ICAEW announces two new additions to its technology team

Esther Mallowah has joined the institute as head of tech policy and Ian Pay as head of data analytics and tech

The ICAEW have recently announced that Esther Mallowah has joined the institute as head of tech policy and Ian Pay as head of data analytics and tech. 

Mallowah’s role will include supporting the strategic direction of ICAEW’s tech activities. She will also work closely with Pay and the wider team to train and support members encountering technology challenges, as well as prepare them for future changes. 

She has previously focussed on information and cyber security and worked in technology, external audit and internal audit, as well as consulting. In her role at the ICAEW, she will also work with policy makers to ensure that technology’s potential is harnessed fairly, ethically, and in a way that benefits all members. 

Pay has previously worked as a data specialist at PwC focusing on audit analytics and data ETL process, which will lead on mastering technology and data, a key theme within the institute’s 10-year strategy. In his new role he will focus on skills and training, as well as keep members up to date with the latest developments in tech and data. 

He will also be responsible for ICAEW’s two technology-focused communities: Excel and Analytics. The latter is now ICAEW’s largest community, having recently passed 25,000 members. 

Esther Mallowah said: “This week saw the launch of the UK’s Digital Strategy bringing cross-government tech and digital policies together in one roadmap. I am excited to have joined ICAEW at a time when governments around the world are seeking to grow and invest in our digital economy. 

“My focus at ICAEW will be ensuring that our members and students are prepared for current and future technological changes, and that the Institute provides an insightful and ethical voice to technology policy matters for the benefit of chartered accountants, businesses, and society.”    

Ian Pay added: “I’m thrilled to have joined ICAEW and for the opportunity to have a significant influence on the profession and the journey that many of our members are on in terms of the use of data and technology in both practice and business. 

“It’s my ambition to equip both the current and next generation of ICAEW Chartered Accountants with all the tools and knowledge they require to prosper in a modern, tech-enabled society.”

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