1938 Emile Woolf is born in Pretoria, South Africa
1956 Emigrated to London, England
1962 Qualified as member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
1965 After 3 years with Deloittes, left practice to go into accountancy education. Joined Foulks Lynch, leading correspondence course providers.
1968 Appointed Director of Foulks Lynch.
1972 Joined London School of Accountancy as Director. Began writing articles for “Accountancy” Magazine and student journals. Appointed Education Adviser to Association of Chartered Accountants’ Students Societies (ACASS).
1975 Started own accountancy school Emile Woolf & Associates (EWA) in Queen Square, Central London, with branches in Marylebone and Holborn.
1980 Received “Distinguished Service Award – Author” from the Centre for the Study of Professional Accounting, University of Hartford, Connecticut, with the inscription: “With the highest praise to one of the most prolific writers in accounting literature. He has given depth and understanding to matters of principle and professional integrity of the auditor.”
1984 Became Executive Part-Time Chairman of EWA and joined Kingston Smith, Chartered Accountants, as partner. Formed and headed the firm’s Litigation Support (Forensic Accountancy) Department until he retired fro practice in 2012.
1988 Floated EWA (then called EW FACT Plc) on Unlisted Securities Market of the Stock Exchange.
1989 Joined UK Auditing Practices Committee of Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB). Became Chairman of Practice Insurance Requirements Committee of ICAEW, a post he held until 2003.
1994 Floated EW FACT Plc with full listing on main market of Stock Exchange.
1997 Resigned as Chairman of EW FACT Plc.
1998 Sale of shares in EW FACT Plc to another listed company. The “Emile Woolf” name has become an educational brand, and remains prominent in many parts of the world. There is no longer any personal connection with Emile Woolf, the man!
1999 Appointed Director of Howden Insurance Brokers.
2004 Joined main Board of newly formed holding company, Hyperion Insurance Group. He has been a member of the company’s Remuneration Committee and Chairman of its Audit Committee.
2016 Retirement from Hyperion. Continues to write monthly articles in “Accountancy” magazine.