Brindle, a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and member of the Accounting Standards Board, succeeds Matthew Patient with effect from 1 August 2001.
Brindle who was instrumental in the 1998 merger between Coopers & Lybrand and Pricewaterhouse, will retire from PwC and the ASB in order to take up his new role.
Sir Sydney said: ‘The Review Panel has benefited greatly from Matthew Patient’s extensive accounting knowledge and his experience in handling Panel cases. He has carried out his sometimes onerous responsibilities with energy and enthusiasm, and we are much in his debt.
‘We are fortunate that in his successor, Ian Brindle, we have secured the services of someone who is very well qualified to give the Panel his own technical guidance and insight.’
Before joining the ASB in 1993 he served as a founder member of the board’s Urgent Issues Task Force.
‘As a long standing member of the Accounting Standards Board, Ian Brindle has played a significant role in the development of accounting standards and I and my colleagues are grateful to him for his services to the Board over more than eight years,’ added Sir Sydney.
In replacement of Brindle on the ASB, Roger Marshall, also a partner at PwC, will be appointed as an ASB member with effect from 1 August 2001.
Of Marshall’s appointment Sir Sydney said: ‘His long experience of the practical application of standards will give him much to contribute to the Board’s work.’
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