• Lucy Lee FCCA

    I work in the Public Sector for the Civil Service.  I became involved in the panels as I wanted to help shape the future of ACCA for its members.  Being on two panels and chair of the West Midlands panel is challenging but gives me a broader network and involvement in topics that are focussed on the industry and region I work in.  ACCA is a forward thinking organisation always striving for to be the best for its members, and  I am grateful for the opportunities I have through my involvement.

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    Panel members

  • Jamie Batt ACCA

    Jamie's bio will be added soon.

  • Yaseen Chikhliwala ACCA

    I work in the public sector, leading on financial oversight of the Government’s flagship Apprenticeship Service programme. I became a panel member in 2019 to be actively involved in shaping finance for the future. I completed the Leaders of Tomorrow programme in 2018, formed great networks and really enjoyed talking to people about the changing role of a finance professional and how ACCA can support its members. Being part of the panel allows me to continue this conversation and inspire new talent to enter the profession.

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  • Ihqlak Hussain FCCA

    Ihqlak qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant, with first time passes in his professional exams with the ACCA in 1997. Along with university lecturing in business and management programmes nationally and globally, he founded AMCI in 2003 – as a specialised ‘one-stop shop’, boutique accountancy, taxation and business advisory services firm with clients exclusively from small and medium sized business sector and tax payers throughout the UK and beyond.  Business growth has been such that Ihqlak committed himself full-time to AMCI in 2015. 

    When not advising his clients, Ihqlak loves travelling, having visited many countries and cultures throughout Europe, Asia and the Indian-subcontinent, taking morning walks in the park, and spending time with family.

    Ihqlak is passionate about member advocacy and feels it is necessary support ACCA members through networking and support particularly the new generation.  As a result, he is also Author of ‘Starting Your Own Business Successfully – An Inspirational Toolkit for the Serious Entrepreneur’

  • Umair Khatri FCCA

    I work in Corporate Tax - Industry - Transport Sector - for a multinational company. I got involved with the panel to network and advocate the qualification what I get from it - free pizza every quarter - (joke) - ability to network with the Panel members and how we can work together to benefit the profession/qualification.

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  • Edith Yagoh FCCA

    I’m a Senior Manager in Assurance at EY Birmingham where providing quality client service is our priority. Being an ACCA panel member gives me access to a diverse network of fellow members with whom I share and benefit from different perspectives on current and emerging issues affecting the audit profession, industry and the broader economic environment in which we operate. It’s also a great way to keep up to date with what’s happening at the ACCA and to advocate for the organisation. 

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    Member engagement manager

  • Amanda Thurlow

    Amanda is the ACCA member engagement manager for the West Midlands members network and can be contacted using the details provided:


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