Job Title: Deputy Chair
Country: United Kingdom
Katharine Bagshaw became a member of the IFAC Small and Medium Practices Committee in 2013. She was nominated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
Ms. Bagshaw oversees ICAEW’s work on International Standards on Auditing (ISAs). She is a chartered accountant with 20 years of experience specializing in UK and international auditing standards.
She wrote some of the first UK training materials on ISAs in the mid-1990s. After qualification with Ernst & Young, she worked in professional training for eight years before returning to practice with the Big 4 in Warsaw. For three years, Ms. Bagshaw acted as auditing examiner for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Since 2000, she has worked with and for the ICAEW on ISA-related projects, including the drafting of all of the ICAEW‘s responses to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board on its clarity exposures and the ICAEW’s ISA implementation work.
Ms. Bagshaw provides input for the ICAEW to the Fédération des Experts Comptables Européens (FEE) on ISA-related matters. She is secretary to ICAEW’s ISA Implementation sub-group and its Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) panel. She is the author of numerous articles and publications on ISAs.