Non-Voting Chairman of the IFRS Interpretations Committee
Appointed: June 2011
Wayne Upton joined the IASB staff as Research Director in June 2001 after 17 years at the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board. As Research Director, his assignment included oversight over projects on the IASB's agenda and other IASB technical activities.
Mr. Upton was designated as Director of International Activities in April 2008. In that role, he continues his work assisting both major and transitional economies in making the transition to IFRSs and implementing IFRSs. He also handles special projects for the Board.
Mr. Upton is a frequent speaker at accounting conferences and has written a number of articles on accounting topics. His articles have appeared in The Journal of Accountancy, Best's Review, Compensation and Benefits Management, The Journal of Reinsurance and in publications of the Australian Accounting Research Foundation, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the International Accounting Standards Committee, the ACCA (United Kingdom), and the Society of Actuaries. He is also the author of three FASB Special Reports. He is a 1972 graduate of Regis University in Denver.