Claire Ighodaro

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Claire Ighodaro is a British-born Nigerian chartered management accountant.[1] She was the first female president of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)[2][3] and previously the financial director of BT Broadband. Claire is presently a non-executive director of Flood Re, XL Catlin Insurance Company UK Limited, and the Pennon Group PLC.[4] She is a trustee of the British Council and an independent board member of the UK Trade & Investment Executive Board.[5] She is a board member and Audit Committee Chair of Lloyd’s of London and a non-executive director and Governance Committee Chair of Merrill Lynch.[6] In 2008, she was awarded with a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to business.[7]

Early career[edit]

Ighodaro studied accounting at the University of Lagos. She started her career at Otis Elevators in London in 1979.[8] In 1984, she moved to British Telecom to work as a Management and Development Accountant. She was subsequently promoted to senior project manager in 1988, where she led the development of one of the first handheld job-reporting systems for field engineers. In 2000, Ighodaro was made financial controller of British Telecom Open world, the United Kingdom's first mass-market broadband internet launch, and of portal, channel and interactive TV development.[9]

Non-executive directorships and advisory roles[edit]

Since becoming Chartered Institute of Management Accountants first female president,[10] and Chair of the executive board, Ighodaro has served on a variety of directorships and advisory positions. At Merrill Lynch, she served as a non-executive director and chair of the governance committee. At the University of Surrey, she served as a council member and audit committee member.[11] She served as a non-executive director and chair, audit committee of Lloyd's of London. She is also a board member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants.[12]

Ighodaro is a member of the FCO Diplomatic Excellence External Panel and Iddas (Savile Group PLC). At Lending Standards Board, she serves as a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee. She is also a council member and chair of the audit committee of The Open University. She is a board member and chair, audit committee of The British Council and the chair of the London Learning and Skills Council. Ighadaro is a non-executive board member and chair, audit committee of the UK Trade & Investment.

Honors and awards[edit]

In 2007, Ighodaro was ranked 5th in the New Nation’s power list of 100 leading black role models.[13] In 2008, she was awarded a CBE for services in business.[14] In 2015, Ighodaro was granted a 'doctor of the university' from Open University.

Personal life[edit]

Ighodaro is married with three children.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "We Are IESBA—Interview with Claire Ighodaro | IFAC". www.ifac.org. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  2. ^ "Woman president for Cima - Education | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  3. ^ "Women in accountancy: What do women want from accountancy? | Accountancy Daily". www.accountancydaily.co. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  4. ^ News, Alliance (2019-05-28). "Pennon Group Appoints Claire Ighodaro As Non-Executive Director" Check |url= value (help). MorningstarUK. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  5. ^ na (2009-06-30). "na". webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  6. ^ "We Are IESBA—Interview with Claire Ighodaro | IFAC". www.ifac.org. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  7. ^ "CIMA - Case study: Claire Ighodaro, Lloyd's of London". www.cimaglobal.com. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  8. ^ "Claire Ighodaro CBE | Black Role Models UK". Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  9. ^ "Claire Ighodaro BSc (Hons) FCMA deputy president of CIMA. (Institute News). - Free Online Library". www.thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  10. ^ Mazars. "2019 International Women's Day - Mazars - United Kingdom". www.mazars.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  11. ^ "Members of Council | University of Surrey". www.surrey.ac.uk. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  12. ^ "We Are IESBA—Interview with Claire Ighodaro | IFAC". www.ifac.org. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  13. ^ Live, Surrey (2008-01-02). "Education, business and heritage recognised in honours". getsurrey. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  14. ^ Live, Surrey (2008-01-02). "Education, business and heritage recognised in honours". getsurrey. Retrieved 2019-07-27.
  15. ^ "Claire Ighodaro". www.bwmb.org. Retrieved 2019-07-27.