Country: United Kingdom
Fiona Wilkinson was elected to the IFAC Board in November 2019, nominated by the UK Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies.
Mrs. Wilkinson is the president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for 2019-20, having formerly held the roles of deputy and vice president. She trained with Deloitte in London, qualified as a member of the ICAEW and worked for the firm for 11 years before setting up her own practice as a technical consultant on auditing, financial reporting and practice assurance to firms of chartered accountants. Whilst with Deloitte, she made use of her skills in French and Italian by working on assignments in cities such as Montreal, Luxembourg, Milan, Geneva and Brussels.
Mrs. Wilkinson was elected to the ICAEW's Council in 2003 and has served on its board, of which she is currently chair, as chair of the ICAEW's Professional Standards Board, its Ethics Advisory Committee and its Diversity Advisory Group, and as a member of the Practice Committee and the Money-Laundering sub-committee. She is a former president of ICAEW's South West District Society and remains a committee member. She served as a school governor for 23 years, including as chair of the Finance and Resources Committee.
Mrs. Wilkinson is an FCA and has a BA Honours degree in French with Italian from the University of London.