International Federation of Accountants Elects Warren Allen as the President

Monday, November 19, 2012 Print Email

The IFAC has appointed New Zealand’s Warren Allen as the president and Olivia Kirtley, former AICPA chairperson as the deputy president who would succeed Allen. Both of them will serve two years term on their respective posts.

Sharing his views on his appointment, Allen said that our profession is completely global and that even though they have a lot to celebrate, they still need to meet several demands. He also mentioned that he is fully committed towards meeting the demands and work with the committees and the boards, International Federation of Accountants’ management related team, International Federation of Accountants member organizations as well as staff so that together they fulfill all the priorities listed in their strategy related plan.

Allen served as many as 6 years working as the board member of the International Federation of Accountants. He got appointed as the deputy president in the year 2010 and went on to serve as the chairperson of the Planning and Finance Committee that heads the growth and development of International Federation of Accountants’ strategy related plan. Allen has also been a partner of the prestigious Ernst& Young New Zealand. However, now he has taken retirement as a partner. In addition to this, in the past, he has served as the life member as well as president of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has also served the International Federation of Accountants’ Education Committee previously for a term of nearly ten years during which he also held the chairperson’s position from 1998-2004.

On the other hand, Kirtley who will be serving International Federation of Accountants as the deputy president will also serve as the chairperson of the Planning and Finance Committee. She had joined the International Federation of Accountants’ board in the year 2007 and since then has led the Governance and Audit Committee. Currently, Kirtley is serving as a non-executive director of the United States Bancorp, ResCare Incorporation and Papa John’s International Incorporation. She has also served as the chairperson the American Institute of Charted Professional Accountants.

Apart from Kirtley and Allen, 6 new members have also been included into the board of IFAC which includes, Norunn Byrkjeland from Norway, Carol Bellringer from Canada, Pamela Monroe Ellis from Jamaica, Dr. Yugui Chen from China, Russell Loubser from South Africa and Dr. In-Ki Joo from South Korea.  

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