Appointed: 1 July 2009
Second term expires: 30 June 2016
Geographical allocation: North America
Patrick Finnegan is a former Director of the Financial Reporting Policy Group at CFA Institute Centre for Financial Market Integrity.
Mr Finnegan led a team at CFA Institute (a global, not-for-profit association for investment professionals with nearly 100,000 members) responsible for providing user input into the standard-setting activities of the IASB, FASB and key regulatory bodies.
He has also co-ordinated the work of the CFA Institute's Corporate Disclosure Policy Council, which reviews and comments on financial reporting policy initiatives around the world.
Before joining the CFA Institute in 2008, Mr Finnegan worked at Moody's Investors Service, where he served as a managing director in Moody's Corporate Finance Group and as a senior analyst in Moody's Financial Institutions Group.
Previously, he worked for Deloitte as a partner providing audit services primarily for insurance companies and conducting financial due-diligence services for private equity firms. Mr Finnegan also worked for the American Institute of CPAs as a technical manager and for the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a staff accountant.