Join us as CAs working in sport share their story and how their CA qualification has benefited them in their role in sport. Our speakers will also give us insight into how their sport has managed through COVID-19, the learning they’ll bring with them moving forward and how the pandemic has impacted large-scale sporting events like the Olympics, Euros and Lions Tour.
Key themes and topics
- CAs working in sports
- Impact of COVID-19 on sports and large-scale events
Who are the speakers?
- Graeme Morrison CA, Corporate Finance Manager at Johnston Carmichael and former Glasgow Warriors and Scotland Rugby Union player
- Ian Reid CA, Chief Executive Officer at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee
- Rachel Corsie CA, Professional Footballer of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
- Host: Bernard Dunn CA
(Please note that views and opinions expressed by speakers at ICAS webinars are their own and not necessarily reflective of ICAS’ views.)
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About the speakers
Graeme Morrison CA
Born in Hong Kong, Graeme attended Dollar Academy in Scotland as a boarder, and it was here that he was first introduced to rugby. Upon leaving school, Graeme went on to enjoy a 10-year professional rugby career representing the Glasgow Warriors 176 times. He gained 35 international caps for Scotland, with some of his fondest memories including the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in 2011, being a member of the victorious 2008 Calcutta Cup side and beating Ireland in their last ever home match at Croke Park, Dublin in 2010.
Following a series of knee injuries, Graeme was forced into retirement from the game in 2013. He then embarked on a new career, training as a Chartered Accountant with the Royal Bank of Scotland, achieving the qualification in 2017 and featuring as one of ICAS’ 35 CAs under 35 that year.
Graeme joined Johnston Carmichael in 2018 where he is now a Corporate Finance Manager working in the firm’s Glasgow office.
Ian Reid CA
Ian is the Chief Executive Officer for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and for the last 2 years has been overseeing the establishment of the Organising Committee and early stages of planning and delivery of the city and the region’s largest-ever cultural and sporting event.
He brings a wealth of Games, finance and commercial experience to this role, having served as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games from 2009 to 2015, leading the Corporate Services and Support Functions including finance, legal, procurement, HR, programme management and office management. The event procured almost £250m of goods and services, recruited 1,500 staff and exceeded attendance and commercial targets.
Ian’s previous roles include Head of Commercial Finance for AG Barr plc and sat on the Board of Funkin Cocktails Limited.
Rachel Corsie CA
Rachel is currently the Scotland Women’s National team captain and is in her 7th season of playing professional football in the US, currently with Kansas City.
Rachel qualified as a CA at the end of 2013 with Ernst & Young in Glasgow, before pursuing a career as a professional footballer. She pays special thanks to then Senior Audit Partner, Jim bishop, for encouraging her to make the brave leap in signing her first professional contract in February 2014 with Notts County in the English FAWSL.
She made the move to the NWSL in 2015, joining Seattle Reign FC, before spending three years with Utah Royals FC.
Rachel has amassed 122caps for Scotland, making her debut at the age of 19 against France, whilst completing her studies at The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
Over the last 12 years, Rachel was part of the team that made history in taking the Women’s National Team to their first ever major tournament at the 2017 UEFA Women’s EUROs in The Netherlands, before leading the team to their first ever World Cup in 2019. For a defender, she has also impressively found herself on the scoresheet 17 times for her Country.
When not training, Rachel is committed to working on growing the professionalism of the Women’s game and is currently Vice President of the NWSL Players Association, she’s writes a weekly sports column for hero local newspaper back in Aberdeen and is known to be in the recording studio working on her co-hosted podcast.