Financial services network is represented by the ACCA financial services member network panel consisting of 9 volunteer members working within banking, investment and insurance. The details of current panel members are below.

    Chair

  • Faraz Jan-Muhammad FCCA - director, UBS AG
    Faraz Jan-Muhammad

    I am a Fellow member of ACCA. I have been actively associated with the panel for past 8 years of which six years are as a panel member. In this time, I have contributed to panel activities such as idea generation for events, sourcing speakers and chairing events as well as contributing to the advocacy events promoting ACCA brand and providing feedback to ACCA on various internal policy consultations. I have trained and worked in Big4 Audit, before joining UBS in 2011, where I have held various roles in Finance from reporting, change, and policy and currently working in Investment Bank within Equity Derivative business. 

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    Vice Chair

  • Hardeep Attwal FCCA - former finance director, Caxton FX

    Hardeep joined the OpenPayd Group in January 2018 as Finance Director for SettleGo. In this role, she assumes responsibility for all the financial affairs of the business and works with the Board to deliver the strategic goals of the business. She also manages the Programme office , responsible for business transformation.  Prior to joining SettleGo, she served as Finance Director for Caxton FX and was responsible for all the financial affairs including treasury and tax, commercial negotiations and statutory compliance for the business and its subsidiaries; fostering a climate of strong corporate governance; acting as the Company Secretary and supporting the Board and leadership team in implementing the strategic goals. Hardeep was also the FCA registered person for oversight on Client Money (CF10a) and Systems and controls (CF28). She was a key member of the executive team of 7 and sat on the board. Hardeep is ACCA qualified and holds a MA in Accounting & and Finance and BA (Hons) in Business Management from Kingston University.

    Hardeep's LinkedIn profile

    Panel members

  • Brian Abrey FCCA - principal, Abrey Wealth Management
    Brian Abrey

    Having served on the Financial Services Panel (a Chair in 2018), he has valued the Panel’s achievement delivering interesting events, webinars and informative briefings that have been relevant to the sector. He’s been involved in joint events with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and Chinese groups, promoting Financial Services, our profession and ACCA. He joined the Panel to provide an industry view, focusing on the retail sector, as an active advisory member in the Wealth Management industry - advising businesses, business owners and private individuals (employed and self-employed) and therefore relate to issues relevant to the Panel’s objectives. Brian is now mentoring 2 recently qualified ACCA Members, been an active Advocate of ACCA by liaising with Members, as well as attending schools and other events promoting the sector, our profession and ACCA as a professional body.

    Brian's LinkedIn profile

  • Christopher McKeown FCCA - formerly in corporate controls, Blackrock
    Chris McKeown

    I am an experienced Accountant with a career, at the time of writing, built across Practice, Banking and Asset Management. ACCA has been a huge influence on my career, from the technical knowledge required in my role to being a key driver in obtaining International exposure in the UK, extending to Asia and Australia in 2014 and 2015 respectively.  Having ACCA after my name is of huge prestige and a big pull factor in my interest in supporting the qualification further in a network capacity.  Since winning the Scotland Young Accountant of the Year award in 2016, my network has increased heavily within Scotland and I have been active in building on this platform by extending networks inside/outside of work, including the Edinburgh and East of Scotland ACCA panel and Financial Services Network Panel. 

    Christopher's LinkedIn profile

  • Gina Blewett FCCA - executive director, Anumerate and Trebura
    Gina Blewett

    I am the Managing Director of Anumerate Limited, an accounting and consulting firm offering a wide range of tax, accounting and consulting services. I started my career over 20 years ago in audit with PwC and Deloitte specialising in Financial Services. I am a Certified Investment Fund Director with the Irish Institute of Banking. After a 10 year career in audit, I moved into the corporate sector working for BlackRock for 7 years. As a Director with BlackRock, I filled the role of Europe Head of Fund Financial Reporting, overseeing the audits, financial reporting processes and accounting standards for over 600 fund structures including hedge funds, unit trusts, ETFs and fund companies in multiple jurisdictions. I am also currently a non-executive Director on two fund management companies in the British Virgin Islands.

    Gina's LinkedIn profile

  • Julia Sysoeva - audit manager, Ernst & Young LLP
    J.Sysoeva

    Julia's bio will be added soon.

  • Chris Flowers ACCA - VCT manager, Triple Point Investment Management
    Chris-Flowers

    Chris started out his accounting career as an accounts assistant working for Watson Property management in Leeds. He moved to London in 2014 joined Triple Point Investment Management as an accounts assistant. He has subsequently worked his way up to VCT Manager. He is now responsible for managing the two listed Venture Capital Trusts, ensuring the VCT regulations are complied with as well as all aspects of financial information are prepared and readily available. He currently chairs the VCT committee and is a member of Triple Points ESG committee.

    Chris's LinkedIn profile

  • Wei Wu FCCA - management accountant, Agricultural Bank of China (UK) Ltd.
    Wei Wu

    Accountancy wasn’t a career she dreams about since a young age, nor did a life changing event prompt the choice. It all started out of curiosity about what it would be like to have such a highly recognised credential. She thought a lot before enrolling herself with ACCA and never looked back. Lord Sugar’s enjoyment of making “The Apprentice” is the “acorn grows into oak tree” scenario. Throughout her time studying and working, she wouldn’t have grown out of an acorn without being surrounded by people who have the vision and determination, who share similar drive and ambition, who she can draw energy from and keep her going, and who take pride in their profession being ACCA members. The mission is to bring like-minded individuals together, enhance the creditability and influence of the network, help with development of new skills and preparing ourselves and others for the acorn-to-oak tree scenario.  

    Wei's LinkedIn profile

  • Daniyal Syed FCCA - senior manager, audit, Deloitte LLP
    Daniyal Syed

    I am a fellow member of ACCA and am currently serving as a Chair of Financial Services Panel. I have been associated with Big 4 for last 10 years, having started my career with KPMG before joining Deloitte. Currently I work at Deloitte as a Senior Manager in the Audit and Assurance department. I have been associated with ACCA’s Financial Services Network for last 3 years and have positively contributed in promoting ACCA brand. Key events where I participated include roundtable discussion hosted by ACCA to mark Global Ethics Day. I was part of eminent panel which included Lord Mayor of City of London and Helen Brand (Chief Executive ACCA). I have also performed a number of projects with ACCA Pakistan with aim of promoting of ACCA brand in Pakistan.

    Daniyal's LinkedIn profile

  • Svetlana Betina ACCA - Product control manager, Santander UK
    Svetlana-Betina

    Svetlana started her career in financial services 10 years ago as a Finance graduate. Over the years she enjoyed working for companies like J P Morgan, RBS and Barclays in London across Finance, Product Control, Risk and Regulatory reporting functions. With ACCA qualification and broad experience in the field she achieved a solid understanding of the industry. Now she is Product Control Manager in Santander UK responsible for PNL and market risk reporting as well as valuation of the Banking Book products in ALM.

    Svetlana's LinkedIn profile

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    Member engagement manager

  • Amanda Thurlow
    Amanda-Thurlow

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

    Telephone: +44 (0)844 894 4821

    Email: amanda.thurlow@accaglobal.com

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