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IFRS Advisory Council

IFRS Advisory Council

Role of the IFRS Advisory Council

The IFRS Advisory Council provides a forum for the IASB to consult a wide range of interested parties affected by the IASB's work, with the objective of:

  • advising the Board on agenda decisions and priorities in the Board's work
  • informing the Board of the views of the organisations and individuals on the Council on major standard-setting projects
  • giving other advice to the Board or to the Trustees.

    The IFRS Advisory Council normally meets two times a year (number of meetings reduced from three meetings to two by the 2015 Constitution review).

    The IFRS Advisory Council was previously known as the Standards Advisory Council.  At their meeting in January 2010, the IASCF Trustees voted to rename the Standards Advisory Council to the IFRS Advisory Council. The name change was implemented as of 31 March 2010.

      Membership of the Advisory Council

      Number and appointment of members. Under the IFRS Foundation Constitution, The Advisory Council has '30 or more' members. The number is currently around 40. Members are appointed by the Trustees for a renewable term of three years. They have diverse geographic and functional backgrounds.

      Criteria. Under the IFRS Foundation Constitution, key criteria for selecting Advisory Council members are geographic diversity and diversity of professional backgrounds. From 2009, the IFRS Foundation Trustees have decided that nominations to the membership of the Advisory Council will be primarily on the basis of representation of organisations that are relevant to standard setting of accounting principles. The Trustees have not specified any organisations.

      Remuneration. Advisory Council members are not paid, and they will normally be expected to be associated with organisations that will meet the costs of their participation in meetings although exceptions may be made for certain individuals.

      Initial Advisory Council members, 2001. On 25 June 2001, the IASC Trustees announced the appointment of 49 persons to the Advisory Council. The 49 members include chief financial and accounting officers from some of the world's largest corporations and international organisations, leading financial analysts and academics, regulators, accounting standard setters, and partners from leading accounting firms. They come from six continents, 29 countries, and five international organisations. Additionally, the European Commission, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Financial Services Agency of Japan will participate as observers. Since the original appointments, several Advisory Council membership changes have occurred.

      Current Advisory Council members. The members of the IFRS Advisory Council as of 1 January 2017 are outlined below:

      Organisation Individual Title
      Chair and Vice-Chairs
      Joanna Perry, Chair Former Chairman, New Zealand Financial Reporting Standards Board (FRSB)
      Institute of International Finance Gavin Francis, Vice-Chair Deputy Group Chief Accounting Officer, HSBC Holdings plc
      Securities Analysts Association of Japan Goro Kumagai, Vice-Chair Senior Fellow, Strategic Research Department, Mizuho Securities Co. Ltd.
      ACTEO & MEDEF Olivia Larmaraud
      Basel Committee on Banking Supervision
      William Coen
      Secretary General
      BDO Stoy Hayward Dr Jens Freiberg Head of International Financial Reporting, BDO AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft
      Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) Vania Maria Da Costa Borgerth Special Advisor for Corporate Reporting and Corporate Governance to the CEO
      Capital Markets Board of Turkey Uğur Yaylaönü Head of the Accounting Standards Department
      CFA Institute Dr Giuseppe Ballocchi
      Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores, Mexico Jessica Magana Deputy General Director of Accounting Regulation
      Corporate Reporting Users Forum (CRUF) Dr Lothar Weniger ALIAG, Usingen, Owner
      Council of Institutional Investors Anne Simpson Director of Global Governance
      Deloitte Stephen Taylor Audit Partner, Leader of Deloitte Asia Pacific IFRS Centre of Excellence
      Emirates NBD Surya Subramanian Group Chief Financial Officer
      Ernst & Young (EY) James Luke
      European Accounting Association (EAA) Professor Ann Jorissen Professor of Accounting, University of Antwerp, Antwerp Management School
      European Central Bank Jürgen Kirchhof Principal Finance Expert in the Financial Reporting and Policy Division, ECB
      European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) Jean Paul Gauzes EFRAG President
      European Round Table of Industrialists and European Issuers Robert Köthner Chief Accounting Officer, Daimler AG
      European Securities and Markets Authorities Roxana Damianov Team Leader of the Corporate Reporting team
      Fédération Internationale des Experts-Comptables Francophones
      Aziz Dieye
      Founder of Cabinet Aziz Dieye Senegal and the Centre Africain d’Etudes Supérieures en Gestion (CESAG) Management High School in Dakar
      Federation of Accounting Professions, Thailand Prasan Chuaphanich President
      Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce Rajagopal Sankaraiah Executive Director Finance, Jubilant Life Science Limited
      Financial Executives International Rudolf Bless Deputy CFO and Chief Accounting Officer, Credit Suisse
      Financial Reporting Standards Council of South Africa Garth Coppin Member
      Grant Thornton Jake Green Director of financial reporting – Grant Thornton UK LLP
      Group of European national standard-setters (France, Germany, Italy, and UK)

      Rotating annually among the standard-setters of France, Germany, Italy, UK (currently UK):

      • Alberto Giussani, Professor of International Accounting and Financial Analysis, Catholic University of Milano, Board Member of Organismo Italiano di Contabilità (OIC) (Italy)
      • Patrick de Cambourg, President, Autorité des normes comptables (France)
      • Paul George, Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Executive Director, Corporate Governance and Reporting
      • Professor Dr Andreas Barckow, President, DRSC e.V. (Germany)
      HUB Global Insurance Group Lynda Sullivan EVP and Group Chief Accounting Officer, Manulife Financial
      Indonesian Financial Services Authority Dr Etty Wulandari
      Insurance Europe Olav Jones Deputy Director General
      International Actuarial Association Micheline Dionne Senior Vice-President and Chief Actuary, RGA
      International Association for Accounting Education & Research (IAAER) Holger Daske Professor and Chair of Accounting and Capital Markets, University of Mannheim
      International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) Abdulrahman Fahd Almosad
      International Corporate Governance Network Anne Molyneux Director, CS International and ICGN member
      International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
      Isabelle Ferrand
      Chief Financial Officer, Confédération Nationale du Credit Mutuel
      International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
      John Stanford
      Acting Technical Director of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB)
      International Monetary Fund Ghiath Shabsigh Assistant Director, Monetary and Capital Markets Department
      International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

      One member each from a developed and emerging economy:

      Developed economy:
      Rotating between Ton Meershoek, Technical Expert in Financial Reporting at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial markets (AFM); and Areewan Aimdilokwong, Specialist in the Accounting Supervision Department, Securities & Exchange Commission of Thailand

      Emerging economy:
      Wang Haoyu, Officer, Accounting Regulatory Department of the Chinese Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC)

      Investment Company Institute (USA) Gregory Smith Director of Fund Accounting and Compliance
      Investment Management Association (IMA)
      Colin McDonald
      Director of Accounting Policy at BlackRock
      Korea Accounting Standards Board (KASB) Dr Jee In Jang
      Andrew Marshall
      Senior Technical Partner, KPMG UK
      Ministry of Finance, People’s Republic of China
      Yibin Gao
      Director-General of the Accounting Regulatory Department
      National Accounting Institute (China) Shizhong Huang Vice President and Professor, Xiamen National Accounting Institute
      National Organisation for Financial Accounting and Reporting Standards Igor Kozyrev Chairman of the Management Board of NOFA, Deputy Chief Accountant – Deputy Vice-President, Head of external reporting department, LUKOIL
      Nippon Keidanren (Japan) Hidetake Ishihara General Manager of Accounting and Finance Division, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
      PricewaterhouseCoopers Paul Fitzsimon Partner, Global Head of Reporting and Chief Accountant
      Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Prof Xinyuan Chen
      Wipro Ltd Suresh C. Senapaty
      World Bank Pam O'Connell Director and Chief Accountant
      Observer organisations:
      • European Commission
      • Japan Financial Services Agency
      • US Securities and Exchange Commission


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