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Sunday 30 April 2017

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Members of the IFRS Interpretations Committee

Ruth Picker


Ruth Picker was appointed to the IFRS Interpretations Committee in July 2006.  (Term renewed until June 2012) 

Ruth has had 26 years' experience with Ernst & Young.  She is Global Leader - Global IFRS Services, based in London.  Before this, she was Managing Partner of Ernst & Young Melbourne, Oceania Leader � Climate Change and Sustainability Services and a Partner in the Technical Consulting Group.   She is a member of Ernst & Young�s Global IFRS Policy Committee.  She is a member of the IFRS Interpretations Committee as Ernst & Young Global�s representative.

In Australia:

  • She was actively involved in the Australian accounting standard-setting process and advising clients on the application of IFRS to complex transactions.
  • She was a member and Deputy Chair of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (�AASB�). In that capacity she oversaw the adoption of IFRS in Australia by the AASB.
  • She has had audit and management experience within Ernst & Young and was a member of the firm�s Board of Partners. She was the Oceania Professional Practice Director for four years.
  • She was awarded the inaugural �Lynne Sutherland Award� � an award created to recognise those people who support and enhance the ability of Ernst & Young to attract and retain talented people.
  • In 2004 Ruth co-authored a groundbreaking university text � �Applying International Accounting Standards�, published by John Wiley and Sons. A third edition was published in 2009 and is sold in many countries around the world.
  • In 2007 Ruth was awarded the Charles Holmes Medal by CPA Australia in recognition of her contribution to the accounting profession in Australia.