NHS Lancashire & South Cumbria Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) Board – Non-Executive Director/Lay Member
(October 2017 to date)
NHS Greater Preston Clinical Commissioning Group – Lay Member for Finance, Audit and Conflicts of Interest and Audit Chair
(March 2017 to date)
CIDARI Blackburn Diocese Multi Academy Trust – Non-Executive Director, Chair Finance Committee, Member of Audit Committee
(September 2014 to April 2017)
NHS England – Chair Independent Review Panel Continuing Healthcare Costs
(April 2014 to March 2017)
Chairman NHS Lancashire Audit Committee
(April 2013 to June 2013)
Non-Executive Director of the NHS Lancashire Cluster Board, Audit Chair and Locality Lead, Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust
(2012 to June 2013)
Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee, NHS Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust
(2006 to 2012)
NHS Central Lancashire (Primary Care Trust) – Appointed Representative on the Board of Governors of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust
(2011 to 2013)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Appointments
Chairman of Council – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (June 2017 to date)
President of North West Society of Chartered Accountants (1996 to 1997)
Member of Council – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (1997 to date)
Non-Executive Board Member – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (2001 to 2011)
Chairman of Audit Committee – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (2011 to June 2014)
Committee Member, Ethical Standards Committee – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (September 2014 to June 2015)
Chairman Audit and Governance Committee – Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (2008 to 2012)
Chief Executive – A. I. Cherry Chartered Accountants 1988 to present.
After qualifying with Spicer & Pegler (now Deloittes) Ian worked in a managerial capacity with Price Waterhouse (Kenya), Commonwealth Development Corporation (Tanzania, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu) and KPMG.
Formerly Senior Manager responsible for the North West forensic accounting department of KPMG, Ian formed one of the first practices specialising in forensic accounting in 1988.
Ian has acted as an Expert Witness in several thousand cases involving forensic accounting.
Rewarding External Activities
Ian is passionate about the Martial Art – Aikido and is a 5th Dan Black Belt having achieved his 1st Dan on 26 November 1989. He is also a qualified British Aikido Board (BAB) Coach. He has run Preston Aikido Club for many years which he set up at www.prestonaikido.co.uk which is closely affiliated to Lancashire Aikikai at www.lancashireaikikai.org. He has participated in many Aikido demonstrations.