IFRS Foundation names Australian veteran as exec director

HandshakeThe foundation behind the International Financial Reporting Standards has appointed Lee White, a veteran of the Australian accounting sector, as its executive director. He replaces Yael Almog, who has returned to Israel after five years in the role. A former chief accountant at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, White recently served as the chief executive of the newly formed Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. “Lee’s wealth of leadership experience, varied practical background and wide contact network make him the ideal candidate to lead the IFRS Foundation’s operations and support the trustees in their work,” said Michel Prada, chair of the foundation's trustees. The IFRS Foundation is a non-profit organisation that promotes a common set of financial standards around the globe. The group, which used to be called the International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation, also oversees the International Accounting Standards Board. ©2018 funds globla asia

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