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Chair - International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board
Strengthening public sector financial management
Ian Carruthers became chair of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) in 2016, having served as a member since 2010.
As a member, he led the IPSASB’s work on Long Term Financial Sustainability and alignment between the IPSASB and Government Finance Statistics.
After joining HM Treasury from PwC in 1999, Ian played a key role in the UK Government’s transition from cash to accrual budgeting and reporting, in particular leading its Whole of Government Accounts program.
In 2006, he joined the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), which promotes and supports improvements in public financial management and governance across the public services globally.
As part-time Chair, CIPFA Standards, his role encompasses all these aspects of the Institute’s activities, having led its work on the role of the public services CFO, as well as the development of the International Framework for Good Governance in the Public Sector in partnership with IFAC.