The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has for the first time called on the interested public to nominate members of its board and committees for the 2013 term.
IFAC said that this change is there to ensure a transparent approach to filling available positions and achieve gender, regional, professional diversity.
The changes also arise from the Monitoring Group’s 2010 effectiveness review of IFAC.
Prior to expending the nominations to the public only IFAC member bodies and the Forum of Firms were able to nominate.
“We aim to attract a wide variety of high-quality nominations, to ensure that we have a rich pool from which to find the right candidate for each position,” IFAC president Göran Tidström said.
IFAC said all applications should be submitted before 15 March 2012.