Andrew Buchanan joins IFRS Interpretations Committee

 01 July 2016

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation, responsible for the governance and oversight of the International Accounting Standards Board, have confirmed the appointment of Andrew Buchanan to the IFRS Interpretations Committee.

Andrew is the Global Head of IFRS at BDO, and is a member of the IASB/FASB Joint Transition Resource Group for Revenue Recognition. He is also a member of the Federation of European Accountants (FEE) Corporate Reporting Policy Group and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) Accounting Standards Committee, and an independent member of the UK Government Financial Reporting Advisory Board.

In 2013, the IFRS Foundation announced that it would broaden the number of accountancy firms represented on the IFRS Interpretations Committee and established an extra seat. Two people were appointed at the time to fill the seat on a rotational basis for three years. Andrew Watchman from Grant Thornton filled the seat from 2013 and stepped down early due to his appointment as European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) CEO and Technical Expert Group Chairman in April 2016.

Andrew Buchanan starts his appointment in July 2016, as originally announced, for a three-year term.

The members of the IFRS Interpretations Committee, current at July 2016, are:

Name Country Affiliation
Wayne Upton
Non-voting Chairman, IFRS Interpretations Committee
International Director, IASB
Tony de Bell United Kingdom Global Accounting Consulting Services Leadership Team, PwC
Andrew Buchanan United Kingdom Global Head of IFRS, BDO International
Reinhard Dotzlaw Canada Global IFRS Panel, KPMG
Carl Douglas Brazil Corporate Controller, CCR Group
Bonnie Van Etten United States NAFTA Chief Accounting Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Mikael Hagström Sweden Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Financial Reporting, AB Volvo
Jongsoo Han Korea Member of the Korea Accounting Standards Board (KASB)
Bruce Mackenzie South Africa Managing Director, W Consulting International
John O'Grady Australia Asia Pacific Professional Practice Director, Ernst & Young
Bertrand Perrin France Director, Accounting Standards & Special Projects, Vivendi
Sandra Peters United States Head of Global Financial Reporting Policy, CFA Institute
Dr Martin Schloemer Germany Head of Accounting Principles and Policies, Bayer AG
Robert Uhl United States Global IFRS Leadership Team, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Yang Zheng China Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,
China Life Insurance Company