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Robert Hodgkinson

Robert Hodgkinson, is Executive Director, Technical at ICAEW.


Robert is responsible for ICAEW's technical strategy department which includes its seven specialist faculties in audit and assurance, corporate finance, finance and management, financial reporting, financial services, IT and tax.

He also leads ICAEW's thought leadership programmes and its work in corporate governance, professional ethics and liability, sustainability and business law.

Robert was educated at the Manchester Grammar School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford where he studied Philosophy, Politics & Economics. In 1980, he joined Arthur Andersen where he qualified as an ICAEW chartered accountant in 1983 and became a partner in 1992. He joined ICAEW in October 2002.

Robert is a board member of the Natural Capital Coalition and the Finance Innovation Lab and from 2007 to 2013, he was a board member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). From 2000 to 2004 Robert represented the UK accounting profession as a vice-president of the European Federation of Accountants (FEE) and prior to that he chaired ICAEW’s Financial Reporting Committee.