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June 2021

Speech: Final observations of an accidental accountant (Hans Hoogervorst, Chair, International Accounting Standards Board — June 3, 2021)

Speech: Final observations of an accidental accountant

Hans Hoogervorst, Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board, delivered his farewell speech at the IFRS Foundation Virtual Conference 2021, as he steps down at the end of this month. He reflected on his 10-year tenure; how IFRS Standards have evolved during that time; and on the importance of independent standard-setting. He also reflected on developments in the economy during his time as Chair.