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IFRS Foundation announces new appointments to the IFRS Interpretations Committee

 12 May 2015

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation, responsible for the governance and oversight of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), have appointed two new members to the IFRS Interpretations Committee and reappointed two of the current members for a second term.

Jongsoo Han, a board member of the Korea Accounting Standards Board (KASB) and Vice-President of the Korea Accounting Association, and Robert Uhl, a US-based Partner and National Director of Accounting Standards and Communications at Deloitte & Touche LLP, have both been appointed for a three-year term, commencing 1 July 2015.

John O’Grady, an Assurance Partner at EY in the Asia-Pacific region, and Sandra Peters, Head of Financial Reporting Policy at the CFA Institute in the US, have both been reappointed to serve a second three-year term on the Interpretations Committee, also commencing in July 2015.

Sheila Fraser, Chair of the Trustee Nominating Committee, said:

“The IFRS Interpretations Committee plays an important role in the maintenance of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), encouraging consistent application of the Standards and providing authoritative guidance where required.

We are pleased that Jongsoo and Robert have accepted their appointments to the Interpretations Committee and that John and Sandra have agreed to serve a second term.”


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Notes to editors

Jongsoo Han’s biography:
Mr. Han has more than 25 years’ experience from practice and academia in financial accounting and auditing, having also chaired and been a member of many committees and organisations focused on financial reporting. He is a Board Member of the Korea Accounting Standards Board (KASB) and Chairman of the Korea Institute of CPAs’ Accounting Research Committee. He is a Professor at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea, and has written many papers on IFRS. Mr. Han has a PhD in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh, US, and is a qualified Certified Public Accountant in Korea.