The corporate sector network is represented by the ACCA corporate sector network panel that consists of 9 volunteer members.  Their details are below

    Chair

  • Farah Anwar FCCA
    Farah Anwar

    Farah is an accomplished Finance Professional with over ten years of experience collaborating with senior leaders and stakeholders within large organisations in both technical and commercial finance positions. She has extensive experience in supporting and advising in strategic and operational decision-making, through insights that drive better business performance. In her career to date, Farah has held successful finance roles in industry, gaining experience within a number of sectors including Retail, Financial Services, Private Health Care, Engineering and Infrastructure.

    Farah is currently a Finance Partner within a large Fortune 500 organisation, providing excellence in business partnering and also financial accounting & reports in compliance with relevant GAAP (US/UK/IFRS). Farah is an advocate for the ACCA and is a Mentor for students studying towards professional accountancy qualifications. In addition to this Farah is also passionate about discussing Sustainable Finance, Diversity and Inclusion and Mental Health.

    Farah's LinkedIn profile

  • Vice chair

  • Andy Cristin FCCA
    Andy Cristin

    Andy is a virtual Finance Director at Pareto Financial Direction Ltd

    Andy's LinkedIn profile

  • Panel members

  • Tanya O'Brien FCCA
    Tanya-O'Brien1

    Tanya O’Brien joined ACCA corporate sector panel in 2007 as an observer and in 2012 as a panel member.  Tanya was thrilled to receive an Outstanding Contribution Award from ACCA and to be elected as a panel Vice Chair in 2019. Tanya is proud to be an ACCA member and to contribute towards ACCA strategy and further UK and international development. Tanya represented panel in ACCA professional events, conferences, universities, networking as well as within large corporate sector organisations. Tanya also represented ACCA on technical matters such as narrative reporting, published an article on Key performance indicators in AB magazine.

    Tanya's LinkedIn profile

  • Trusha Lakhani FCCA
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    Trusha Lakhani has been an ACCA member since 1997 and has progressed in her career to Finance Director of an Energy efficiency company, Elmhurst Energy Systems Ltd. Here Trusha has been part of the Board helping the company to grow despite the issues facing that niche market. Trusha has also recently started her own business as a virtual FD and coach. In addition, Trusha has been a member of the Leicestershire members’ network panel and is now on the Corporate Sector Network Panel. Trusha is also a Governor of North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College and is enjoying learning and supporting the Further Education sector in her local area.

    Trusha's LinkedIn profile

  • Muhammad Shakir Memon FCCA
    Muhammad Shakir Memon

    Muhammad is currently working in Real Estate Sector in UK as a Finance Business Partner. It is a challenge and an eye-opening experience to work as an accountant in a highly competitive sector with industry giants, and he completely enjoys the challenge. He believes that ACCA has been a challenge and an opportunity to show himself to the world. He believes it has transformed his life and given him a chance to work as a professional accountant in one of the big firms, giving him an insight into how people can live beyond the bounds of their career.

    In addition to his years of experience and qualifications, he sincerely wishes to dedicate his time to the ACCA and its members by becoming a member advocate. The road to ACCA is a long one that requires relentless dedication and passion, and eventually it can be achieved by anyone.

    Muhammad's LinkedIn profile

  • Nnenna Anyanwu FCCA
    Nnenna-Anyanwu

    Nnenna Anyanwu(FCCA, PGCE, ACA, MBA) is a qualified accountant, a qualified teacher, business coach, author and a business advisor. She is the CEO of Brandstad Consulting Ltd. Nnenna advises and supports owner-managed and SME business professionals and charities to help them grow and develop economic sustainability. She is a member of the Corporate Sector panel and was previously a member of the Essex Network panel.

    Nnenna's LinkedIn profile

  • Wendy Yap FCCA
    Wendy Yap

    Wendy is an FCCA working as a Treasury Specialist managing the UK & Ireland Treasury function at BOC Group Limited. She holds a Masters in International Business and Management and carries exceptional experience in spearheading high-end Treasury engagements, Corporate finance, Business accounting and Project management. She is a proud ACCA member who is passionate about helping to nurture the next generation of professional accountants. She spoked and shared her ACCA journey at the ACCA Virtual career fair and Universities.

    She is a ACCA and Workplace mentor for many students and is a strong believer in giving back and making a difference. This led her to become an Executive in Residence at Sheffield Hallam University, taking up advisory board and trustee positions to offer her finance expertise to charities. The ACCA membership has helped her career tremendously and would like to become an ACCA advocate to help others.

    Wendy's LinkedIn profile

  • Janet Lejjins FCCA
    Janet-Lejjins

    Janet Lejins became an ACCA member in 1997. She set up her own business in 2016 to share her 30 years’ accounting knowledge and business insights. She coaches business owners to use finance and accounting to grow and expand their businesses. Before Janet set up her business, she worked in a start-up, in SMEs and in a large corporate business. These include a law firm, a global intellectual property consultancy and a technology company. As a Fellow of ACCA, Janet believes that it is important to raise the profile of ACCA as well as to connect with and inspire future generations.

    Janet's LinkedIn profile

  • Amy Godwin ACCA
    Amy Godwin

    Amy is Group Finance Manager at Countryside plc. She is an ambitious and disciplined chartered accountant with determination to deliver on corporate objectives and see success within projects and collaborations I am involved in. I am highly focused on continual professional development and seek challenging opportunities to drive progress, grow as a leader and form effective relationships to enhance business operations.

    Amy's LinkedIn profile

  • Sectors and communities managers

  • Amanda Thurlow
    Amanda Thurlow

    Amanda is the ACCA sectors and communities manager for the Corporate Sector members network and can be contacted using the details provided:

    Email: amanda.thurlow@accaglobal.com

    Amanda's LinkedIn profile

  • Laura Reay
    Laura Reay

    Laura is the ACCA sectors and communities manager for the Corporate Sector members network (focusing on SME) and can be contacted using the details provided:

    Email: laura.reay@accaglobal.com

    Laura's LinkedIn profile

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