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Vernon Soare

Vernon Soare is Chief Operating Officer at ICAEW.


Vernon is an ICAEW board member and as Chief Operating Officer he is responsible for Finance Management, Information Technology, Communications, the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB), Strategy, Property Services and the Executive Office.

Internationally, Vernon also holds responsibility for ICAEW’s International Capacity Building, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region (MEASA) as well as ICAEW’s presence in the rest of the world not covered by the Institute’s international regional offices.

Vernon joined ICAEW as Professional Standards Director in 2006, and in June 2016 he became the Chief Operating Officer. Vernon has considerable experience speaking to media on professional standards, regulation and insolvency. Prior to joining ICAEW he was Policy and Technical Director at the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and also worked for the Audit Commission.

Vernon is an ICAEW Chartered Accountant and has an undergraduate degree from Magdalen College, Oxford University and an MBA.