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November 20, 2019

IFAC council approves its first ever female-majority board

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has approved its first ever female-majority board. The approval of eight board members, which included five women, occurred at IFAC’s annual council meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

The new IFAC board members and their nominating organisations are:

  • Yeong Kyun Ahn, Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Joan Curry, Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • Caroline Gardner, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
  • Winnie Nyamute, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya
  • Fiona Wilkinson, Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies
  • Ismaila Zakari, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria

Returning members re-appointed for a second term are:

  • Tommye Barie, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
  • Idésio da Silva Coelho, Jr., Instituto dos Auditores Independentes do Brasil and Conselho Federal de Contabilidade

IFAC president In-Ki Joo said: “On behalf of IFAC, I congratulate and welcome all of our new and returning Board members. Each of these individuals was nominated and approved on the basis of their leadership qualities, business acumen, and passion for the future of our profession. We are particularly pleased that, as a result of our deliberate focus on gender diversity, the majority of these well-qualified Board members are women.

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