12 The Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants' Banquet

Tuesday 1st July 2014

I attended the Banquet at Mansion House at the personal invitation of the Master, Michael Fowle CBE. I had the pleasure of sitting between the Master Management Consultant and the Canon Treasurer of St Paul's Cathedral, Canon Philippa Boardman MBE, who is also Honorary Chaplain to the Chartered Accountants' Company. The three of us spent most of the meal in fits of laughter. Alderman Ian Luder, representing the Lord Mayor, gave an amusing speech, reminded us of the necessity of professional integrity in the City. The principal guest was Professor Sir David Tweedie. Those accountants reading this will recognise his name as a former Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board which produces the rules under which accounts are prepared. Not an organisation that brings any degree of amusement.. However, Sir David's speech was the funniest I have heard at any dinner. A fun evening.