Mrs C. Patricia Hayle, FCA, ACCA
In 1993, Patricia Hayle was elected to Council and has stamped her indelible signature on the systems, operations and image of the ICAJ. Her legacy is the creation of a systematic approach to redefining the Institute in a national and regional context, from public relations to professional education to audit practice. In January 2004, three years after her initiative, the relevant bill updating the Public Accountancy Act was passed in the Senate granting tougher legislative teeth for the accountancy profession.
Under her stewardship, increased benefits were also provided for students, namely the staging of the first two joint ICAJ/ACCA graduation ceremonies, an extended study area for students, and an impressive on-line website.
She has chaired the Public Relations and Publications Committee (ICAJ) between 1993-95, 1997 to 1999 and served as a member of that Committee between 1995-1997. She has also chaired the Student Affairs Committee. She continues to contribute to the Institute having chaired the Organising Committee for the 2003 Caribbean Conference of Accountants mounted in Jamaica and through her membership on the ICAJ/IDB Steering and the Audit Practice Committees.
A practising Fellow of the ICAJ and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA - United Kingdom), Mrs Hayle has also served on the boards of the Bank of Jamaica and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean. She is also the outgoing representative for the Caribbean and the Americas to the International Assembly after serving for three consecutive two-year terms between 1998 and 2004.
In November 2001, the Board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) appointed Mrs Hayle to its Compliance Committee. The appointment continued until July 2003. The Compliance Committee was responsible for monitoring, support and regulatory process in relation to member body compliance with the rules and obligations of membership of IFAC.
IFAC is a non-profit, non-governmental organization of accountancy bodies based in New York, which seeks to develop and enhance a coordinated worldwide accountancy profession with harmonized standards. Its current membership consists of 156 professional accountancy bodies in 114 countries.
As a sole practitioner, she operates as CPH Consulting, offering a range of accounting, audit and consulting services to businesses.