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Ewan Willars

Name: Ewan Willars

Role: Director of policy

Organisation: ACCA

A politics and economics postgraduate of Aberystwyth and Plymouth Universities, Ewan has had a rich career working in Brussels and London across a range of sectors, specialising in policy and public affairs.

Ewan first entered into a policy role working for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Following success in lobbying for changes to UK planning law and state aid regimes at the European level, he moved on to manage the policy and public affairs teams at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). This role increased his experience in thought leadership, through management of RIBA’s Building Futures think tank.

Swapping the world of property for the financial sector, he joined ACCA in December 2010, taking up the role of policy director. In the last eight months Ewan has reinvigorated ACCA’s research and insights work, a key element of our global strategy, and heads up the policy, research and small business units.

Last updated: 20 Mar 2012