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Council & Committee

The council is CIMA's governing body.

There are currently 55 members on Council; 37 are directly elected by CIMA members.

The remaining 18 are the president, deputy president, vice president, immediate past president and 14 co-opted members. Council meets five times a year to discuss and set policy.

CIMA governance committees meet at least four times a year.

Council 2021/22

Council 2021/2022
Ash P
President
Kanaka M
Deputy President
Ghosh S
Vice President
Jackson N
Immediate Past President
Abeyesekera M
Region 14
McGunnigle A 
Region 3
Arianayagam Y
Region 16
Mendis C
Region 6
Barr P
Region 8
Milne S
Region 7
Bennett R 
Region 19
Mintzer A
Co opted
Bittlestone S
Co opted
Mistry H
Region 4
Chan F
Region 16
Moolman J
Region 10
Connaughton L
Region 9
Muchhala M
Region 11
Davison N
Region 5
Naseer I
Co opted
De Alwis A
Region 17
Nicholls J
Region 2
Donaldson G
Co opted
Nomura T
Co opted
Freeman S
Region 3
Owen J
Region 1
Goddard A
Region 15
Pandya R
Co opted
Golden T
Co opted
Perera S
Region 14
Graham J H
Region 6
Phillips RJ
Co opted
Gunawardana C
Region 14
Sargeant L
Region 1
Hueppauff B
Region 12
Saxton M
Region 18
Jackson E
Co opted
Singh V
Co opted
Jessett N
Region 4
Stephen K
Co Opted
Johnson D
Region 2
Thickett G
Region 5
Jjuko G
Region 10
Watson J
Region 12
Landy C
Co Opted
Wieronski W
Co opted
Liu S
Co opted
Wilhelmij P
Region 17
Lowney M
Region 3
Yan C
Region 6
Luk A
Co opted
Zheng J
Co opted
Luswili D
Region 10
Ziyard R
Region 14
Marrinan K
Region 11
 

Council 2021/22 breakdown membership

Council 2021/22 breakdown of membership
President: Ash P
Deputy President: Kanaka M
Vice President: Ghosh S
Immediate Past President: Jackson N (until AGM 2022)

Region 1 Central London and North Thames

Region 1 Central London and North Thames
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Owens J 2016 2022
Sargeant L 2014  2023

Central London and North Thames homepage

Region 2 South West England and South Wales

Region 2 South West England and South Wales
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Johnson D 2016 2022
Nicholls J 2020 2023

South West England and South Wales homepage

Region 3 East Midlands and East Anglia

Region 3 East Midlands and East Anglia
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Freeman S 2019 2022
Lowney M 2016 2022
McGunnigle A 2015 2024

East Midlands and East Anglia homepage

Region 4 West Midlands

Region 4 West Midlands
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Jessett N 2016 2022
Mistry H
April 2016
2023

West Midlands homepage

Region 5 North East England

Region 5 North East England
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Davison N 2013 2022
Thickett G 2020 (Dec) 2023

North East England homepage

Region 6 North West England and North Wales

Region 6 North West England and North Wales
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Graham J H Sept 2015 2022
Mendis C 2020 2023
Yan C 2020 2023

North West England and North Wales homepage

Region 7 Scotland

Region 7 Scotland
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Milne S 2019 (Jan) 2023

Scotland homepage

Region 8 Northern Ireland

Region 8 Northern Ireland
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Barr P 2016 2022

Ireland homepage

Region 9 Republic of Ireland

Region 9 Republic of Ireland
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Connaughton L 2016 2022

Ireland homepage

Region 10 West, Central & Southern Africa

Region 10 West, Central & Southern Africa
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Jjuko G 2021 2024
Luswili D 2021 2024
Moolman J 2020 2023

Africa homepage

Region 11 Central Southern England

Region 11 Central Southern England
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Vacancy 2021 2023
Marrinan K 2021 2024
Muchhala M 2014 2022

Central Southern England homepage

Region 12 South East England

Region 12 South East England
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Hueppauff B 2020 2023
Watson J 2017 2023

South East England homepage

Region 14 South Asia

Region 14 South Asia
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Abeyesekera M 2021 2024
Gunawardana C 2021 2024
Perera S 2019 2022
Ziyard R 2021 2024

Region 15 North Asia

Region 15 North Asia
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Goddard A 2016 2022

Region 16 South East Asia

Region 16 South East Asia
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Arianayagam Y 2021 2024
Chan F 2016 2022

Region 17 Europe, North Africa & Middle East

Region 17 Europe, North Africa & Middle East
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
De Alwis A 2021 2024
Wilhelmij P 2019 2022

Region 18 The Americas

Region 18 The Americas
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Saxton M 2017 (Sept) 2022

Region 19 Australasia

Region 19 Australasia
  Date of first election Vacates at AGM in
Bennett R 2018 2024

Australasia homepage

Co-opted members

Co-opted members
  Date of first co option Vacates at AGM in
Bittlestone S 2018 2024
Donaldson G 2017  2023
Golden T 2021 2022
Jackson E 2021 2022
Landy C 2020 (Feb) 2022
Lui S 2021 2024
Luk A 2019 2022
Mintzer A 2021 2022
Naseer I 2017 2023
Nomura T 2020 2022
Pandya R 2020 (Feb) 2022
Phillips RJ 2021 2024
Singh V 2019 2022
Stephen K 2019 2022
Wieronski W 2019 (Nov) 2022
Zheng J 2015 2024

Appeal committee

Appeal committee

Chairman Catrin Davies#
Vice chairman Karen McArthur#
Members Andrew Burman#
  Rosaleen Butterworth*
  Sue Davie*
  Jonathan Page#
Staff support Janice Hughes (S)
* = non member of council  
# = lay member  
(S) = staff  

Appointments committee

Appointments committee

Chair Nick Jackson ipp
Vice Chair (Without Portfolio elected Member) Michael Lowney
Members Paul Ash p
  Melanie Kanaka dp
  Sarah Ghosh vp
Immediate Past Committee Chair Amal Ratnayake pp
Without portfolio elected members Mustafa Muchhala
  James Owen
Secretary Yasmine El Ramly (S)
* = non member of council  
ipp = immediate past president  
p = president  
pp = past president  
dp = deputy president  
vp = vice president  
(S) = staff  

Benevolent fund committee

Benevolent fund committee

Chair Andrew McGunnigle
Vice Chair Matt Miller*
Members Mike Agate*
  Bob Beedham*
  Fergal Foley*
  Amarjeet Hans*
  Rona Van Hoepen*
  Victor Mwape Peter Nyasulu*
  Kavinda de Zoysa*
  Magdalenda Wereda-Kolasinska*
Secretary Melissa Parker (s)
* = non member of council  
(S) = staff  

Disciplinary committee

Disciplinary committee

Chairman Rosalind Wright#
Vice chairmen

Helen Riley #

Robin Somerville#

Judith Way#

Members Joseph Campbell*
  Michael Campbell#
  Paul Carcone*
  Gary Dewey*
  Melissa D'Mello#
  Angie Loveless#
  Bridget Makins#
  Michael McCulley
  Sandra Murray*
  Pamela Ormerod#
  Jacki Pearce#
  Jennifer Quirke*
  Suzanne Smith*
  Emma Sweeney*
  Ian Watts*
Staff support Janice Hughes (s)
* = non member of council  
# = lay member  
(S) = staff  

General charitable trust

General charitable trust

Chairman Glynn Lowth* (pp)
 Vice Chairman Rod Hill* (pp)
  Bob Beedham
  Ivan Court*
  Francesca Windsor*
Secretary Baljeet Basra (s)
pp = past president  
* = non member of council  
(S) = staff  

Global member engagement committee

Global member engagement committee

Chair Imran Khalil Naseer
Vice Chair Sinead Dillon*
Secretary Paul Turner (s)
Members Nigel Davies*
  Patricia Duru*
  Elizabeth Lilker*
  Chris Newman*
  Martin Saxton
  Keren Stephen
  Karthik Venkatesh*
  Justin Ye*
  Alexandra Zens*
* = non member of council
(S) = staff  

Investigation committee

Investigation committee

Chairman Angela Horne#
Vice chairman

Graham Humby#

Members Morounke Akingbola*
  Catherine Audcent#
  Paul Brittain*
  Elizabeth Corcoran*
  Alison Fisher#
  Mike Foster#
  Alison Harvey#
  Cheryl Little*
  Alison Lyon#
  Damien O'Kane*
Staff support Janice Hughes (s)
* = non member of council  
# = lay member  
(S) = staff  

Membership committee

Membership committee

Chair John Zheng
Vice Chair Aidan Goddard
Secretary Peter Steel (s)
Members David Johnson
  Sheila Lewis*
  Michael Lowney
  Karen Marrinan
  Karen Newbury *
  Suresh Perera
  Wojciech Wieronski
* = non member of council  
(S) = staff  

Panel of assessors for the practising certificate

Panel of assessors for the practising certificate

Chairman Allison Walker*
Vice chairman Bryan Johnson*
  Andre Baron*
  Fiona Bevan*
  Steven Bicknell*
  Daniel Chan Chong*
  John Elliot*
  Paul Glover*
  Amarjeet Hans
  Dean-Johnathan Hollis*
  Sue Nicolson*
  Tom Orchard*
  Donald Owens*
  Huw Roberts*
  Pradeepan Velayuthan*
  Michael Watson*
* = non member of council  

Panel of CPD assessors

Panel of CPD assessors

Chair Karen Newbury*
Members Joanna Bailey*
John Bent*
  Daniel Boguslawski*
  Sue Parsons*
* = non member of council  

Pension and assurance scheme (superannuation fund) - trustees

Pension and assurance scheme (superannuation fund) - trustees

Chairman Steve Carter*
Trustees Richard Mallett*
  Peter Fullam*

Gillian Lees ~
  Janice Howard ~

John Windle*
Employer Representatives Scott Spiegel (s)
  Baljeet Basra (s)
Secretary Richard Harris, Xafinity Consulting Ltd
* = non member of council  
# = member of council  
S = staff  
rs = retired staff  
pp = past president  

Professional standards committee

Professional standards committee

Chair John Graham
Vice Chair Anna Corry*
Secretary Peter Steel  (s)
Members Joe Anichebe*

Nic Davison
  Nigel Iyer*
  Nick Jessett
  Juliette Oliver~
  Sheleen McCormack*
  Maryvonne Palanduz*
  Vinesh Singh
  Garry Thickett
Chairman, panel of assessors for the practising certificate Allison Walker*
  Nicole Ziman~
* = non member of council  
~ = non CIMA Member  
(S) = staff