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IASB announces Management Commentary Consultative Group

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has named the membership of its Management Commentary Consultative Group (Consultative Group), which will advise the IASB as it develops proposals for updating its guidance on management commentary in financial reports.

Members come from around the globe and from a variety of professional backgrounds, including users of financial reports, auditors, preparers of financial statements, securities regulators and standard-setters.

IASB chair Hans Hoogervorst said: “The project to update IFRS guidance on management commentary is a key part of the Board's work under the Better Communication in Financial Reporting theme.  Input from people with experience in this field through the Consultative Group will provide valuable help to the Board.”

The members are:

Member

Organisation

Job title

Rodrigo Araujo Alves

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras)

Chief Accounting and Tax Officer

Andreas Barckow

Accounting Standards Committee of Germany

President

Melissa Brown

Daobridge Capital Ltd.

Director

Larissa van Deventer

Equity research analyst

Liliana Franco

Air Liquide

Director, Accounting Organisation & Methods

Lisa French

International Integrated Reporting Council

Chief Technical Officer

Yukako Fujioka

Financial Services Agency, Japan

Director for Disclosure Planning

Trent W. Klein

TELUS Corporation

Director – Finance

Toby Langley

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 Research Analyst 

Kris Peach

Australian Accounting Standards Board

Chair

Sandra J. Peters

CFA Institute

Head, Global Financial Reporting Policy

Deepa Raval

Financial Reporting Council

Director of Narrative Reporting

Massimo Romano

Generali S.P.A.

Head of Group Integrated Reporting

Michael Tovey

Bank of America

Head of Accounting Policy

Ryoko Ueda

Mizuho International

Director

Mark Vaessen

KPMG

Partner

Jed Wrigley

Eight Roads

Senior Investment Officer

Benjamin Yeoh

Royal Bank of Canada, Global Asset Management

Senior Portfolio Manager

The meetings of the Consultative Group will be in public and will be webcast live. Agenda papers and recordings of meetings will also be posted on the IFRS Foundation's website.

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