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Previous Winners of the ICAEW Outstanding Achievement Award

A list of winners of the ICAEW Outstanding Achievement Award, which is given to an individual ICAEW member who has served the community in the broadest sense.

2018

Sir Michael Peat

For services to the Royal Household and his role in establishing HRH The Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability and Integrated Reporting projects.

2017

Sir Gerald Acher

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in serving the community, as well as his contribution to business and the accountancy profession during a highly successful career.

2016

Amir Dossal

In recognition of his outstanding achievements in uniting public and private organisations to address the world’s economic and social challenges.

2015

Ruby McGregor-Smith

The first Asian female CEO of a FTSE 250 company, Ruby has been recognised for her exceptional contribution to business and diversity initiatives.

2014

Dame Mary Keegan

For her outstanding contribution to the profession in the UK and EU over the years, most notably regarding the development and introduction of IFRS, and to the development of UK government accounting.

2013

Sir Michael Rake

For the great contribution he has made to the accountancy profession, global business and charitable activity.

2012

Zarin Mehta

For the influence he has had in business, music and performing arts over many years.

2011

Sir Martin Broughton

For his significant achievements and contribution to industry over many years.

2010

Deepak Parekh

For his outstanding contribution to corporate and national issues in India over many years.

2009

Frances Done

For her significant commitment over many years to the Public Sector at national and local level.

2008

Sean Mahon

For his significant commitment over many years to rejuvenating deprived areas and helping disadvantaged groups in Yorkshire and for his significant contribution to regional business.

2007

Teresa Graham

For her contributions to the small and medium-sized enterprise sector, better regulation and the profession.

2006

Peter Wyman

For services to the profession and his leadership in the debate on reforms in the post-Enron era.

2005

Karan Bilimoria

For his entrepreneurship and work for charity.

2004

Sir William Castell

For his contribution to the life sciences industry and The Prince's Trust.

2003

Professor Geoffrey Whittington

For his contribution to accounting academia, the development of accounting standards and public life.

2002

Hugh Collum

For his leadership of The Hundred Group of Finance Directors and his career as a Finance Director.

2001

John Anderson

For his contribution to the accountancy profession and to the community in North Wales.

2000

Lord Sharman

For his contribution to the development of KPMG International.

1999

Sir David Lees

For his services to British industry.

1998

Ian Hay Davison

For his contribution to the accounting profession, public service and the Arts.

1997

Sir David Tweedie

For his work as Chairman of the Accounting Standards Board.

1996

The Rt. Hon. Lord Wakeham PC JP

For his contribution to government and public service.

1995

Sir Nigel Rudd

For his contribution to British industry.

1994

The Right Reverend James Lawton Thompson, Bishop of Bath and Wells

For his services to the Church of England and for his social and interfaith work.

1993

Sir Brian Jenkins GBE MA DSc

For his contribution to the accountancy profession and to the City of London.

1992

Sir Paul Girolami Bcom

For his services to industry and his contribution to the nation's exports.

1991

Roger Spoor OBE

For his contribution to the North East of England.

1990

Sir Ernest Harrison OBE

For his services to industry.

1989

Arthur Thomas Booth

For his contribution to the North West of England.

1988

Sir Bryan Carsberg

For his contributions at Oftel and to accounting research and education.

1987

Professor Harold Edey

For his contribution to higher education and accounting research, knowledge and practice.

1986

Philip Rusted

For services to charity (Live Aid/Band Aid).

1985

Sir Owen Green

For services to industry.

1984

Lord Benson

For services to this country, the law and his profession.

1983

Sir Trevor Holdsworth

For services to industry and the community.

1982

Tom Watts

For work in developing accounting standards and certain EEC Directives.

1981

Sir Kenneth Cork

For professional, civic and charitable work.

1980

Donald Ironside

For his work in the field of tax reform.