Senior leadership team

Our senior leadership team is made up of personnel who implement our holistic, caring approach to helping Chartered Accountants and their families.

Dr Cristian Holmes

Chief Executive

Cristian is CABA's chief executive. He writes and speaks widely on associations, professions and the not-for-profit sector.

Cristian holds a PhD from the University of Leicester that explored associations and professions. Prior to joining CABA in April 2020, he was Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, helping grow the organisation to 52,000 members. Before this he was Marketing Director for the Institution of Chemical Engineers.

He has worked in the mental health wellbeing sector for over 20 years.

Cristian is a Fellow of the IoD and a Member of CMI.

Jodie Gill

Engagement and Communications Director

Jodie is Director of Engagement and Communications at CABA. She has extensive experience of working with the accountancy profession and financial institutions through her role at CABA where she is responsible for managing key operations across the organisation including business initiatives and strategic partnerships to drive engagement and support for the accountancy community as well as corporate communications and marketing. Jodie is also responsible for CABA’s outreach work with the chartered accountant community, and leading the development and delivery of CABA’s learning and development client services. Jodie is an experienced Chartered Marketer. She is also a Board member for the Association of Charitable Organisations.

Kelly Feehan

Service Director

Kelly is CABA’s Service Director, leading the strategic development, management and delivery of all UK and international services to improve the wellbeing and meet the needs of clients. After training as a solicitor, Kelly previously worked for the probation service handling high-risk offenders, as a Domestic Violence Reduction Coordinator for local government and as the Manager of a Regional Assessment Centre for Victim Support, developing key skills in assessment, service planning and delivery and line management of various teams. Kelly is particularly interested in how organisations can work together in partnership to engage with more people and meet the needs of those individuals in a holistic way. 

Wendy Medlicott

Executive Officer

Wendy joined CABA in September 2016 as Executive Officer, supporting all of the senior management team and is a key point of contact for Trustee and Committee members.

Prior to joining CABA Wendy worked for a Multi-Academy Trust in a number of roles including managing the extended school provision and most recently providing HR support and advice. She has a solid history based in local government providing PA support for the Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police and the Lord Mayor of Coventry.