IFAC Deputy President
Dr. In-Ki Joo is Professor, Emeritus, of Accounting at the Yonsei University School of Business. He has served as President of a number professional institutions in Asia, notably the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants, the Korean Accounting Association, and the Korean Academic Society of Business Administration. He also previously served as VP at Large of IAAER as a representative to the Korean Accounting Association. He was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Republic of Korea General Audit Bureau and the Vice President, International Affairs, at the Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants (KICPA). A member of both the American Institute of CPAs and KICPA, Dr. Joo received the Decoration of Excellent Achievement from the President of Korea in 2004 and Honor from the Deputy Prime Minister and the Ministry of Finance and Economy in 2001. As an IFAC Board member since 2012, he has chaired the Governance Committee and served on the Nominating Committee. As Deputy President, he will chair the Planning and Finance Committee.
Katherine Schipper is the Thomas F. Keller Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She holds a BA degree summa cum laude from the University of Dayton, MBA, MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago and honorary degrees from Bucharest University of Economic Studies, the Norwegian School of Economics, Notre Dame University, Singapore Management University and the Stockholm School of Economics. Prior to joining Duke University’s faculty, she was a Board member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago. Ms. Schipper has published research papers on topics in financial reporting, corporation finance and corporate governance. She has served the American Accounting Association as President and is currently President of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research.
Paul Munter is a Senior Partner in the Audit Quality and Professional Practice Group with
KPMG. He serves as the lead technical partner for the US firm’s international accounting and IFRS activities and has served on KPMG’s Global IFRS Panel which is responsible for
establishing KPMG positions on the application of IFRS. He is involved in the development of firm positions in response to proposals from the FASB, IASB, SEC as well as the development of the firm’s guidance and publications including Comparison of IFRS to US GAAP, Business Combinations, Revenue Recognition, and Share-based Payment. His publications have appeared in many journals including Accounting Review, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Internatinoal Financial Management & Accounting, Advances in Accounting, Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Historians Journal, and Abacus.
Dr Andreas Barckow became full-time President of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany in March 2015 and, since, 2016, has concurrently been serving as Vice-President of the EFRAG Board. Whilst Dr Barckow has worked in standard setting in various capacities for more than a decade, he started his professional career in banking. In 2001, he joined Deloitte where he led the lead IFRS Centre of Excellence of the German member firm of Deloitte in 2008 and became a member of Deloitte's Global IFRS Leadership Team. Dr Barckow holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Paderborn, having studied both at Paderborn (Germany) and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. In 2003, he graduated as Doctor in Business Administration from the same institution. In 2009, he was appointed Adjunct Professor of international financial reporting at Justus Liebig University in Giessen. He has been appointed Honorary Professor at the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar in January 2016.
Kris Peach was appointed as Chair of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (the Board) for a five-year term in November 2014 and has extensive experience in accounting standards setting. Prior to this appointment, she served the Board as its deputy chair (2004 to 2012) and was a member of the AASB’s Urgent Issues Group (2004 to 2005). As part of her role as AASB Chair, Kris serves as a board member on both the Australian Financial Reporting Council and the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board. She also represents Australia at an international level as a member of both the Accounting Standards Advisory Forum and the Asia Oceanic Standard-Setters Group.
From 2002 to 2014, Kris was a partner in KPMG’s International Standards Group and Australia’s Department of Professional Practice where she interpreted complex technical accounting issues for a wide range of public and private entities. She has also held a number of international financial reporting leadership roles within the firm.
Ann Tarca was appointed to the International Accounting Standards Board in July 2017. Previously she was a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) from 2014 to 2017 and research director for the AASB from February – July 2017. She was an academic fellow of the IFRS Foundation from 2011 to 2012.
Ann was appointed Professor at the University of Western Australia’s Business School in 2011. She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1985 and was awarded a PhD in accounting from the University of Western Australia in 2003. She has written a wide range of research papers related to IFRS Standards and has been an active member of the international accounting academic community, having served on several boards and committees.
Holger Erchinger is an Audit partner with KPMG LLP in New York and the Partner in Charge of the U.S. Germany Corridor within KPMG’s International Business as well as the IFRS topic team leader in KPMG’s U.S. audit practice national office in New York. Holger has been with KPMG for 24 years working in various KPMG offices in the United States and in Germany providing audit and audit-related services related to capital market transactions including IPOs and debt offerings, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, IFRS accounting conversion and advisory services, and SEC filings and reporting. Holger also serves on the Advisory Boards of IAAER, the G-20Y Association, and the German Banking Institute.
Patrick E. Hopkins is Chair of Graduate Accounting Programs and the SungKyunKwan Professor at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. He received his B.S. and M.Acc. from the University of Florida and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Hopkins has been on the Indiana University faculty since 1995, where he teaches courses on financial reporting for mergers, acquisitions and changes in corporate structure; accounting and auditing research; and accounting theory. He also teaches in the doctoral program. Professor Hopkins’ primary research interests are in professional judgment, decision making, and human information processing in financial accounting and auditing, and in the effects of accounting and auditing in capital markets. His research has appeared in top accounting journals, including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Accounting Organizations and Society. He is the past winner of the American Accounting Association’s (AAA’s) Distinguished Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award and the AAA’s Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Best Research Paper Award. Professor Hopkins has won each of the top teaching awards in the Kelley School of Business, and served on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council.
Professor Hodder holds the Conrad Prebys Professorship at Indiana University where she teaches financial accounting and research topics in the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs and serves as coordinator of the doctoral program. Prior to joining Indiana University, Professor Hodder was on faculty at Stanford University. After working in public accounting and the banking industry, Professor Hodder earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include standard setting, fair value measurement, risk disclosure, financial instruments, and credit markets. Professor Hodder is a current editor of The Accounting Review and is on the editorial advisory board of The Journal of Financial Reporting. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and past Vice President of Finance of the American Accounting Association.
Mark Protherough is Executive Director for Learning and Professional Development for the ICAEW and a member of the ICAEW Board. He is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of the ACA qualification. He serves on ICAEW’s Board, Learning and Professional Development Board and Assessment Committee. Prior to joining ICAEW, Mark was Managing Director of Education, Training and Development at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He also holds the following positions: Vice President – Practice, the International Association for Accounting Education and Research; trustee of the British Accounting and Finance Association; member and former chair of the Global Accounting Alliance Education Directors Group; member of the Common Content Oversight Group; member Trailblazer Accountancy Steering Group. He has a first degree from Oxford University and an MBA from Henley Management College.
Tom Scott started his first term as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board in April 2017.
Prior to his appointment, he served as director and professor of accounting at the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo in Canada, and held the positions of vice dean and professor of accounting at the University of Alberta’s School of Business. His teaching and research focused on financial reporting, and in particular, on the usefulness of financial reporting for understanding security prices.
Mr. Scott has taught at all university levels, published numerous research papers and received several awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for Contributions to Canada (2012) and the Distinguished Service Award of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (2009).
He was a member of the Canadian Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) from 2003 to 2011 and of the Conceptual Framework Advisory Council to the AcSB from 2005 to 2015.
Mr. Scott holds an MBA from McGill University and a PhD from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada.
Initially qualifying as a teacher after graduating, Catherine switched paths to train, as an accountant, qualifying with ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) whilst working in a mixed general practice. This training provided experience in many areas of accounting and tax, as well as audit of different sectors.
Once qualified, she returned to her educational roots and taught for over ten years, specialising in financial reporting and auditing subjects before coming to ACCA in 2005 as Head of Qualifications. Both her team and the scope of her role expanded over the years. Catherine became Director of Qualifications in 2012, managing development, content and production of all ACCA exams, including the introduction of online exams using word processing and spreadsheet tools, and the application of psychometrics in results. Additionally she has led qualification related projects across different sectors for various markets worldwide.
In 2017 she was appointed to a new specialist global role as Director of Skills and Assessment at ACCA with specific responsibility for Qualification performance and standards.
Jamie Lyon leads ACCA’s cutting-edge insights programme that explores the implications and opportunities presented by advancing digital technologies in the CFO function, as well as having oversight of ACCA’s global research programme on corporate governance, enterprise risk management, business transformation and talent management in the profession.
His extensive experience of financial management, corporate transformation, risk management and talent development was gained during his career in industry with a number of leading FTSE 100 businesses including Royal and Sun Alliance and Marks and Spencer. Jamie is a chartered certified accountant with a degree in Economics from Sheffield University. Jamie is a passionate champion for opportunity and diversity in the profession and works with the UK Social Mobility Foundation to mentor and support disadvantaged students to enter the accountancy profession.
Brendan is an ACCA Council member and the managing director of White Squires, a company that specialises in Back Office Transformations. He has worked with business leaders across the public, private and government sectors in Ireland and Australia for nearly 25 years. His clients in Australia include Colliers International, Jones Lang LaSalle, Brisbane Airport and Queensland Government.
Jane graduated from Exeter University and went on to train as a chartered accountant with the audit practice section of Ernst and Young, London. After qualification she went to work as a visiting lecturer in Accountancy for Ngee Ann Polytechnic and for the Singapore Institute of Management/RMIT University collaborative provision in Singapore. She then went on to work as an auditor for Pitcher Partners, in Melbourne, Australia. On her return to the UK Jane worked as a lecturer for Middlesex University until her move to Oxford Brookes in 2006 when Jane took on the role of Programme Director of the BSc (hons) Applied Accounting in 2009, a collaborative provision with the ACCA. Jane was appointed Head of Department in 2014 and completed her Doctorate in Education into whether undergraduate accounting students developing transferable skills that meet stakeholder needs at the Institute of Education, UCL, University of London. Jane co-wrote the textbook ‘Accounting: a Smart approach’, published by Oxford University Press, an accounting textbook for non-specialist students. Jane joined ACCA as Head of Academic Partnerships in 2017. Jane represents ACCA on the Higher Education Commission being commissioner for the current sixth inquiry led by Lord Norton of Louth and Professor Simon Marginson into Higher Education exports, the report of which is out later this year. Jane co-leads the Education Global Forum for ACCA and co-leads on the development of apprenticeships within ACCA, and has recently spoken at conferences in India and Turkey into innovation into developing finance professionals.