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Paul Cherry selected as an Officer of the Order of Canada

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31 Dec 2012

Paul Cherry, the IFRS Advisory Council Chairman, has been appointed to be an Officer of the Order of Canada, for 'his commitment to improving financial reporting, notably through his leadership in developing international accounting standards'. The Order of Canada is Canada’s senior civilian honour, recognising a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community, and service to the country.

Paul Cherry was appointed as Chairman of the IFRS Advisory Council on 1 January 2009, succeeding Professor Nelson Carvalho. He was previously the Chairman of the Canadian Accounting Standards Board (AcSB). In that role, Mr Cherry spearheaded Canadian work on IFRS convergence and adoption. Before joining the AcSB in 2001, Mr Cherry served as a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers in Canada and as Chief Accountant of the Ontario Securities Commission.

Click for the full list of the 91 new appointments to the Order of Canada (link to the Governor General of Canada website).

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