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IFRS Foundation appoints council members and trustees

By James Callery

The IFRS Foundation trustees have appointed 14 IFRS advisory council members and two trustees, Maria Helena Santana from Brazil and Australian Lynn Wood.

The new advisory council members include:

- Egbert Eeftink - partner at KPMG
- Stephenie Fox - technical director at International Federation of Accountants
- Jens Freiberg - senior manager and assistant head of the international financial reporting department at BDO
- Jake Green - director of financial reporting at Grant Thornton UK
- John Hitchins - global chief accountant at PwC (re-appointment)
- Danita Ostling - partner at EY
- Stephen Taylor - manager at Deloitte

Other members include: Peter Chambers, Markus Grund, Igor Kozyrev, Goro Kumagai, Lynda Sullivan and Lothar Weniger.

Maria Helena Santana and Lynn Wood's two year terms will be effective from 1 January 2014 with the option to renew for a further three-year term.

Maria Helena Santana was chair and president of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) from 2007 to July 2012.

She oversaw the transition and adoption of IFRS by Brazilian public companies.

Lynn Wood has been chairman of the Australian Financial Reporting Council and a member of New Zealand External Reporting Board since 2011.

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