The Student Forum is an advisory body which was launched in September 2017. The purpose of the Forum is to enable a formal and constructive relationship between the ICSA and the student body in the UK, to provide feedback on the UK student experience, act as a sounding board to the learning team about how ICSA can enhance what it offers and to facilitate a student member network. 


The Student Forum consists of nine student members to best represent a wide cross-section of the student body including ICSA qualifying programme and short course students, masters students, university graduates, people becoming a governance professional as their second or third career and those with a mix of age, background and gender. There are also three ex-officio members of the ICSA team.

Forum Members 
James Wickham (Chair)

Company Secretarial Assistant, British American Tobacco

I. Stephanie Boyce

Director, Stephanie Boyce Consulting Limited

Samira Chambas

Company Secretarial Assistant, Aviva

Arun Hothi

Corporate Secretary, Deutsche Bank

Bhavini Kundaiker

Assistant Company Secretary, AngloGold Ashanti

Joe McManus

Senior Corporate Secretarial Consultant, EY

Charlotte Mepham

Company Secretarial Assistant, Indivior

Stuart Riddick

Senior Company Secretarial Assistant, Royal Horticultural Society

Amber Tighe

Company Secretarial Manager, World Remit

What the Forum has achieved so far:

  • December 2017 - The Forum provided feedback during the decision process to source a new London exam venue
  • July 2018 - The Forum was invited to join the ICSA branch chairs summit
  • July 2018 - The Forum is now holding student-focussed sessions at the ICSA Annual Conference
  • October 2018 – The Forum organised a student member networking event at the ICSA headquarters in London which was attended to full capacity
  • November 2018 – The Forum had an article published in the Governance and Compliance magazine


The Student Forum meets twice a year, shortly after each exam session. The next meeting will take place on Friday 14 June 2019

Get involved

The ICSA Student Forum gives student members the opportunity to get involved and strengthen the student voice.

Please take advantage of this and attend one of our student events, meet your peers and develop your profile. You can also get in touch by contacting us at studentforum@icsa.org.uk.

The Forum is holding a networking event on 11 June.

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