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IFRS® Foundation Virtual Conference 2020

An IFRS Foundation conference for all those involved in financial reporting

Monday 28 - Tuesday 29 September 2020

Virtual Conference (all times are BST - British Summer Time)

Nick Anderson was appointed as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) in 2017. He has 30 years of practical experience, mainly as a buy-side investor using and supporting the development of high-quality financial reporting. Mr Anderson joins from Janus Henderson Investors in the UK, where he served as global equity portfolio manager and head of equity research. He was responsible for overseeing the sharing of research and best practice across Janus Henderson’s equity teams and served as the firm’s contact for the Board’s Investors in Financial Reporting programme.


Mr Anderson was a member of the UK Accounting Standards Board from 2007 to 2013 and a founding member of the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum (CRUF).


He has a degree in economics, University College, Durham, UK, and is an associate of the CFA Society of the UK.

Sue Lloyd was appointed as Vice-Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board in October 2016, having served as a Board member since 2014.


Prior to being appointed to the Board, Ms Lloyd served as IASB Senior Director of Technical Activities, leading the technical staff in the development of new IFRS Standards, and as Director of Capital Markets, with specific responsibilities for the Board’s work to reform the accounting for financial instruments.


Ms Lloyd also worked for the Board as a technical project manager between 2002 and 2004 and has held various positions in investment banking both in the UK and in Australia. and is a former member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board. She has a master’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

Ms. Shah leads the technical staff that support the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) and is responsible for the coordination and delivery of all technical activities in line with priorities set out by the Board.


Prior to joining the IFRS Foundation staff, Ms. Shah spent several years in a variety of roles at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, most recently as Deputy Chief Accountant of the Division of Corporation Finance.


Ms Shah also worked for PwC in the UK and the US. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a CFA® charterholder.

Mr Hoogervorst is a former chairman of the executive board, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), and a former chairman of the IOSCO technical committee. He was appointed as a co-chair of the Financial Crisis Advisory Group, a high level group of business leaders with experience of international markets, to advise the IASB and the FASB on their joint response to the financial crisis. He also served as Chairman of the Monitoring Board of the IFRS Foundation, oversight body of the IASB.


Between 1998 and 2007 Mr Hoogervorst held a number of positions in the Dutch Government, including minister of finance, minister of health, welfare and sport, and state secretary for social affairs. Prior to this Mr Hoogervorst served both as a member and senior policy advisor to the Dutch Parliament and the Ministry of Finance. He also spent three years as a banking officer for the National Bank of Washington in Washington, DC.


Mr Hoogervorst holds a Master’s degree in modern history (University of Amsterdam, 1981) and a Master of Arts degree in international relations (Johns Hopkins University school of advanced international relations, majoring in international economics and Latin American studies).

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Ann Tarca

Ann Tarca joined the International Accounting Standards Board from the University of Western Australia’s Business School, where she was an accounting teacher and researcher since 1996 and a professor since 2011.


Professor Tarca served as a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) from 2014 to 2017 and was research director for the AASB from February 2017. She was an academic fellow of the IFRS Foundation from 2011 to 2012. She has authored a text book on accounting and written a wide range of research papers related to IFRS Standards, for which she has received many awards. Professor Tarca is an active member of the international accounting academic community, having served on several boards and committees.


She qualified as a chartered accountant in 1985 and has a PhD in accounting from the University of Western Australia.

Kathryn Donkersley is part of the technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board and is the project lead on the Board’s Disclosure Initiative projects.  Kathryn previously worked on the leases project, which resulted in the issuance of IFRS 16 Leases in January 2016, and led the International Accounting Standards Board’s activities to support implementation of IFRS 16. 


Prior to joining the IASB Technical Staff, Kathryn worked as a technical analyst at Tesco plc, providing IFRS support and training to the group and local finance teams. Kathryn previously worked as an audit manager for Ernst & Young in London, working with clients in the retail and technology sectors.

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Mary Tokar

Ms Tokar is a highly-respected figure in the field of international financial reporting.  Prior to joining the IASB, she served as the global leader for KPMG’s International Financial Reporting Group, leading KPMG’s dialogue with the global accounting regulatory and standard-setting communities.  Ms Tokar has significant experience in the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) in both developed and emerging economies, having worked in KPMG’s global IFRS group with engagement teams and clients around the world in their transition to and application of IFRSs.  She served as a member of the IFRS Interpretations Committee between 2001 and 2007 and was a KPMG global leader for employee benefit and share-based payment accounting. Previously, Ms Tokar worked at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as the Senior Associate Chief Accountant, International, in the Chief Accountant’s Office. At the SEC Ms Tokar was the lead SEC representative for international accounting issues, and she chaired an international committee of securities regulators working on disclosure and accounting issues for the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Mr Cendon has almost three decades of experience in auditing and consulting. He joins the Board from PwC Brazil Accounting and Consulting Services, where he has worked as Partner responsible for providing accounting advice to audit teams and multinational companies reporting under IFRS Standards. He has also served as the Director for Professional Development at the Brazilian Institute of Independent Auditors (IBRACON).

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Rika Suzuki

Ms Suzuki was the IFRS Leader and Assurance Partner of PwC Aarata LLC in Japan, where she provided advice on accounting and reporting issues under IFRS Standards, Japanese GAAP and US GAAP. She also supervised reviews of IFRS transition and application for large multinationals and other listed companies. Ms Suzuki was a member of the Accounting Standards Board of Japan (ASBJ)’s Special Committee for IFRS Implementation. She also chaired the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA)’s Working Groups for Japan’s Modified International Standards (JMIS) and Revenue Recognition.

Tim Craig is part of the technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board. He is project lead for the Goodwill and Impairment and the Extractive Activities research projects.

Prior to joining the organisation, Tim was Head of Group Technical Accounting at Centrica plc, providing IFRS support and training to the group and local finance teams.


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Jianqiao Lu

Dr Jianqiao Lu joined the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) from the Chinese Ministry of Finance, where he most recently served as the director of the Accounting Regulatory Department. During his time there, he played a leading role in China’s work to align Chinese accounting standards with IFRS Standards. Dr Lu previously served as the head of China’s governmental accounting standards reform working group and also led projects to develop accounting standards for non-governmental not-for-profit organisations.

He has made an important contribution to the establishment and work of the Asia-Oceanian Standard-Setters Group (AOSSG), an independent forum of accounting standard-setters from across the region. He has also been actively involved with the IFRS Foundation for many years, including as a key facilitator of the Board’s Emerging Economies Group and as a member of the Accounting Standards Advisory Forum.

Dr Lu has a PhD in management from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China.

Matt looks after KPMG’s Better Business Reporting Network and has developed and edited much of KPMG’s thought leadership in this field. He is also closely involved in supporting the IIRC’s development and promotion of the Integrated Reporting Framework. Matt provides guidance across a wide range of sectors for businesses that are looking to develop their narrative reporting to support a deeper investor dialogue. His interest in the future of business reporting stems from his experience of analysing corporate performance and prospects to support M&A transactions and capital raising.

Yulia Feygina is a member of the technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board and is responsible for Business Combinations Under Common Control. Prior to joining the organisation, Yulia has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in various roles, most recently as a Senior Manager with PwC global technical group in London specialising in reporting financial instruments.


Prior to that, Yulia worked for PwC in Central and Eastern Europe specialising in reporting business combinations and taught IFRS at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University).

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Tom Scott

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.

Ms Flores joined the Board in 2017. She has almost four decades of experience with financial reporting both from a company perspective and from a standard-setting point of view. 

She served as Chief Executive Officer of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and Chairman of EFRAG’s Technical Expert Group (TEG) from 2010 to 2016.

Prior to joining the Board, she briefly returned to work as a partner at accountancy firm Mazars in Paris, France, where she also worked from 2002 to 2010. Ms Flores has worked as Chief Financial Officer for more than a decade for both listed and private groups, including CFO of BPI Group, Intertechnique subsidiary IN-LHC and Thomson Group subsidiary Auxilec SA.

She has a Master’s in business administration from Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris.


Riana Wiesner is a member of the technical staff leadership team at the International Accounting Standards Board and is responsible for Financial Instruments.


Before joining the organisation, she was a partner at EY in South Africa leading the Financial Accounting Advisory Services team in the Financial Services Sector. Prior to that, Riana was the Head of Accounting Policy for Europe,  Middle East and Africa at HSBC.  She was part of the IFRS 9 project team at the IASB previously and also held technical accounting roles at Barclays and Deloitte in the UK.

Mariela joined the International Accounting Standards Board in December 2007. She has worked on the Joint Ventures project which led to the publication of IFRS 11 Joint Arrangements in May 2011. Since then she has been involved in the Fair Value Measurement, Accounting for Dynamic Risk Management, Disclosure Initiative and Rate-regulated Activities projects.  Mariela was employed previously by KPMG Spain where she worked in the audit practice for seven years, including two years in the US where she became a Certified Public Accountant. More recently, she worked as a financial accountant in the group-reporting department of Vodafone and as a financial analyst at the Royal Bank of Scotland in the UK.

Mariela holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and a Master’s in finance from the London Business School.  In 2014 she obtained the Certificate in Quantitative Finance. 

Darrel Scott became a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) in October 2010, having previously been a member of the IFRS Interpretations Committee and a member of what is now called the IFRS Advisory Council. He was reappointed to the Board to serve a second term in 2015.


Prior to joining the Board, Mr Scott was chief financial officer of FirstRand Banking Group, one of the largest financial institutions in South Africa. He was responsible for both financial reporting under IFRS Standards and regulatory reporting under the Basel II Accords.


He is chairman of the Board’s SME Implementation Group.


Mr Scott studied accounting at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Gustavo Olinda is part of the technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board, working on activities supporting the implementation of IFRS Standards including the work of the IFRS Interpretations Committee. Before joining the organisation, Gustavo was a manager in Accounting Consulting Services at PwC in London, providing accounting advice on all areas of financial reporting. Gustavo graduated in accounting from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil.

Patrina Buchanan is part of the technical staff leadership team at the International Accounting Standards Board. Patrina is responsible for activities supporting consistent application of IFRS Standards, and leads the work supporting the IFRS Interpretations Committee. Patrina has worked on a number of technical projects and, in particular, led the development of the leases and consolidation Standards.


Before joining the International Accounting Standards Board in 2004 she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Belfast, Brussels and London. Patrina is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.


Jawaid Dossani is a Technical Principle at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) working on activities supporting the implementation, application and maintenance of IFRS Standards.  He works closely with the IFRS Interpretations Committee to address application questions raised by stakeholders. Before joining the IASB, Jawaid worked at KPMG in Canada and New Zealand for 13 years providing audit and technical accounting services to domestic and multi-national clients.  He is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant.


Martijn Bos is a Policy Advisor on Reporting & Audit at Eumedion; a member of the Dutch Accounting Standards Board; the consultative working group of ESMA’s Corporate Reporting Standing Committee; the EFRAG User Panel; the Committee Financial Reporting & Audit of the Dutch Authority Financial Markets; and a former Co-Chair of the IFRS Foundation’s Capital Markets Advisory Committee.

Thomas joined Energie Steiermark in 2002, with a focus on Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Development. He has gained experience in Utilities, mining industry and public transport, and held management positions in Austria, Slovakia and Serbia. Thomas leads the working group on economics  and taxation of the Austrian utilities representation Österreichs Energie.

Paul Munter currently serves as the Deputy Chief Accountant for International Activities in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As Deputy Chief Accountant, Mr. Munter leads the office's activities on international matters, which includes working closely with various international organizations including IOSCO, IASB, IAASB, and the Monitoring Group among others.

Florian joined Bank J. Safra Sarasin in 2013. Currently, he is Head Core Equities, leading a team of portfolio managers and analysts which manages all regional and discretionary equity investment strategies of the bank. He started his career in asset management in 2002 and worked at Swisscanto and MainFirst Asset Management as a Senior Portfolio Manager and Head Global Equities.

Before that, he worked as a consultant at Boston Consulting Group, led two European technology start-ups, and was a venture capitalist in Switzerland. Florian studied in Fribourg and Washington, DC, where he completed his MBA in 1996. He is a CFA charterholder, and was Board member and President of CFA Society Switzerland for 10 years.

Sanath is a former member of the SME Implementation Group at the IASB.

Yasunobu Kawanishi is a Board member of the Accounting Standards Board of Japan (ASBJ). He started his career as an auditor with Asahi & Co., a firm that is now part of KPMG AZSA LLC. He has been involved in accounting standard-setting since 2003, and has experience working as a staff member of the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

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