• Helen Whittle FCCA

    Having relocated back to the NW, I originally joined the panel to expand my professional network and as a way of meeting people at CPD events. Since joining I like to feel I can champion ACCA within the workplace for those based outside of the traditional practice environment and encourage others to undertake the ACCA qualification. I currently work within the Utilities sector but also have worked in Defence, Manufacturing and Publishing sectors.

    Panel members

  • Bilal Ahmad ACCA

    I work as a Senior finance business partner for an Asset Management company. The reason I got involved with Manchester panel to enhance my professional network and contribute towards ACCA's local initiatives.

    Bilal's LinkedIn profile

  • Olu Badewa FCCA

    I joined the ACCA panel to have an opportunity to contribute towards promoting the body within my workplace, develop my network of contacts and to be more involved in the activities of the body directed at supporting members and prospective members. Being a panel member enables me to connect with other members outside of my sector and provides a good opportunity to network with other professionals. I currently work within the financial service sector as a regulatory reporting Accountant.

    Olu's LinkedIn profile

  • Ian Barber ACCA

    I’m currently the Finance Manager at STA Travel International, the world’s largest travel company for students and young adults. It’s here that I mentor, train and encourage fellow students, colleagues and affiliates both in the company and outside to become full ACCA members.  I am a proud member of the ACCA and I feel my 15 years experience, coupled with my inter-industry knowledge makes me a resourceful panel member and I look forward to raising awareness of the ACCA in the future. 

    Ian's LinkedIn profile

  • Michael Rigby FCCA

    I am a Partner with Leonherman, an accountancy practice based in Manchester. We work with owner managed SME’s providing them with accountancy, taxation and advisory services. I have been a qualified accountant with the ACCA since 2002 and the qualification has helped me in my career and opened doors for me. Joining the ACCA Manchester panel is a great opportunity for me to give something back to the organisation and help further my career by developing new contacts and relationships.

    Michael's LinkedIn profile

  • David Fleming FCCA

    I joined the Panel just over 2 years ago as I was keen to give something back to the ACCA after qualifying in 2001, I was also keen to assist the Panel in initiatives to enhance the profile of the Manchester Network and meet with other ACCA professionals in the area. Since joining the Panel, I have assisted in the transition of the Panel members , become involved with other local organizations such as The IOD, Chartered Tax Institute, and the AAT. It has also enabled me to meet  other professionals working in similar Financial Sectors.

    David's LinkedIn profile

  • Steven Collings FCCA

    I work as a partner within a firm of chartered certified accountants based in Sale. My reason for getting involved with the panel was to help ACCA shape and influence the accountancy profession.  I hope to be able to assist with the promotion of ACCA and help with the development of services for ACCA members and the community. 

    Steven's LinkedIn profile

  • Inalegwu Ode-Ichakpa FCCA

    Inalegwu's bio will be added shortly.

  • Dan Burnell ACCA

    I have recently moved to the north west, specifically Manchester, and am looking to make new connections and to enhance my local area and the members within it. I work within practice and have in the past worked in firms right small 1 partner firms to a top 10 firm providing me with a wide range of skills and experiences.

    Dan's LinkedIn profile

    Member engagement manager

  • Damian Buchanan

    Damian is the ACCA member engagement manager for the Manchester members network and can be contacted using the details provided

    Telephone: +44 (0)7720 037103


    Damian's LinkedIn profile


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