Ward becomes chair

Chris Ward, head of corporate finance advisory at Deloitte, has been appointed chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants’ corporate finance faculty. Ward is a chartered accountant and has specialised in corporate finance for over 20 years, with a particular focus on the private equity market. As a partner with Deloitte since 1979, he has advised on a large number of buyouts and transactions across a range of sectors.

Chris Ward takes over from Howard Leigh, director of Cavendish Corporate Finance and chair of the faculty since 2000.