IASB aligns technical leadership team to prioritise strategic objectives

12 January 2016

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), responsible for IFRS Standards required for use by more than 100 countries, today announced a number of changes to its technical leadership team.

The changes, under the overall leadership of Hugh Shields, Executive Technical Director, are intended to better align the technical leadership of the IASB to its strategic objectives.

The changes are effective from 1 January 2016. Other staff responsibilities remain unchanged; Peter Clark will continue to lead our overall research programme and Wayne Upton will continue to chair the IFRS Interpretations Committee.

The changes will also assist the IFRS Foundation in responding to feedback from its recent consultation on its Review of Structure and Effectiveness. The conclusions from that review will be published in the second half of 2016.