SAICA UK Members - Association Committee

Last Updated Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:41:30 AM

The SAICA United Kingdom Members Association (SAICA UK) is a non-profit organisation affiliated to the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

Objectives of the Association

The committee's primary objectives are to:

  • Be a suitable platform for communicating the needs of absentee members to SAICA
  • Develop an association for professional accountants in the UK, enabling them to can network in a structured environment;
  • Promote the SAICA charity Thuthuka,
  • Communicate global developments in the field of accounting and auditing to members;
  • Inform members of new laws and regulations in South Africa;
  • Provide details of the Continued Professional Education (CPE) available to members in the UK;
  • Attract and register new members; and
  • Improve the profile of the SAICA brand.


A committee has been in existence for approximately ten years. The current committee consists of seven members, all based in London.

The SAICA UK committee was elected in October 2004 at an annual SAICA event in London, which was hosted by the SAICA President Ignatius Sehoole. This new committee replaced the previous committee (whose primary purpose was to hold informal networking functions on an annual basis).

The primary function of the new committee is in line with SAICA's revised strategy of focusing on the key needs of SAICA members. The primary purpose of the committee is to formally represent the United Kingdom membership base and to communicate the needs of the members to SAICA in South Africa.

The current committee members are Andrew Mummery, Constantine Metsos, Douglas Clarence, Elizabeth Lugt, Heather Osborne, Helder Dos Santos and Joanne Villet.

The committee meets on a monthly basis. If you would like to raise any issues for discussion at a meeting, please email the SAICA UK committee at

Please note that although every effort is made to reply promptly to email messages received at this address, due to committee member work commitments, there may be delays in response.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: What are the "Wacky Wednesday Functions"
Answer: These are the informal networking functions held at central London pubs, arranged by the SAICA UK committee.

Question: How can I get involved in the committee?
Answer: Attend the "Wacky Wednesday Functions", or send an email to

Question: Why have I not received any email correspondence addressed to SAICA UK members, when I have registered as an absentee member?
Answer: This is most likely due to SAICA having an outdated email address on your SAICA registration details. The best way to ensure that you get the SAICA UK emails is to update your details via the "Memberships" link on the SAICA website homepage. You should login using your SAICA membership number. Alternatively, you can email SAICA directly at