PracticeAuditKiwi named as head of ASB

Kiwi named as head of ASB

Ian Mackintosh, former deputy chairman of the Australian Accounting Standards Board, will replace Mary Keegan as chairman of the UK standards body, it has been announced.

Link: Keegan to leave ASB for top Treasury job

Mackintosh will take on the role at the Accounting Standards Board on the 1 August. The appointment is for three years.

The New Zealander has an impressive CV with domestic and international standard setting experience, including being a member of the IASB Standards Advisory Council from 2001 to 2004 and chair of IFAC’s Public Sector Committee from 2000 to 2003.

He joins from the World Bank which he joined in 2002 and has also been a long-standing partner at Coopers & Lybrand in Australia (now PricewaterhouseCoopers Australia).

Sir Bryan Nicholson, chairman of the Financial Reporting Council, said: ‘I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Mackintosh as chairman of the Accounting Standards Board.

‘This is a critical and challenging time for standard setters. Ian brings with him a wealth of standard setting and international experience. He has the necessary credibility to deliver the important work the Accounting Standards Board is taking forward. I have no doubt that he will provide strong leadership in this time of change.’

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