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IPSASB will achieve gender parity for the first time in 2021

The IPSASB board will be comprised of nine women and nine men beginning 1 January 2021. The new appointees to the board have been selected following a nominations and interview process involving the IFAC nominating committee, IPSASB leadership, IFAC board, and the Public Interest Committee.

The Three new board members are:

  • Mari Kobayashi, Japan
  • Hervé-Adrien Metzger, France
  • Renée Pichard, Canada

Four current board members have been reappointed:

  • Todd Beardsworth, New Zealand
  • Neema Kiure-Mssusa, Tanzania
  • Bernhard Schatz, Austria
  • Marc Wermuth, Switzerland

IPSASB chair Ian Carruthers said: “The IPSASB relies on diverse perspectives and experiences to develop and deliver high-quality accounting standards that can strengthen public financial management globally. I look forward to working with both our incoming Board members and those members that will be continuing their service with us in 2021.”

Additionally, Lindy Bodewig has been appointed IPSASB deputy chair for 2021. Bodewig has served on the Board since 2017 and is also a Member of the Accounting Standards Board in South Africa. She currently works in the Office of the Accountant-General at the South African National Treasury.

Commenting on Bodewig’s appointment, Carruthers said: “Lindy brings a huge depth of expertise to the Board table, through the powerful combination of her day job in government and being a national and international standard setter for the public sector. With many important and challenging projects on our current agenda, I look forward to working alongside Lindy, and the other Board members and IPSASB staff, as we move our challenging and important work programme forward,”

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