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IFRS and IASB appoints senior staff

The IFRS Foundation has appointed Joanna Perry as chairman of the IFRS advisory council and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has appointed Hugh Shields as executive technical director.

Previously, Perry served as chairman of the New Zealand Financial Reporting Standards Board (FRSB). She led the evolution of financial reporting standards in New Zealand, including the adoption of IFRS. She takes over Paul Cherry who served as the chairman of the advisory council for the past five years.

Shields appointment will be effective in March 2014. He currently serves as a managing director for Credit Suisse EMEA where he is responsible for both financial and regulatory reporting across the bank. Prior to this he held senior positions both in banking and public accounting practice.

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