The Interpretations Committee, formerly called the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee, shall comprise 14 voting members, appointed by the Trustees under section 16(c) for renewable terms of three years. The Trustees shall select members of the Interpretations Committee so that it comprises a group of people representing, within that group, the best available combination of technical expertise and diversity of international business and market experience in the practical application of IFRS Accounting Standards and analysis of financial statements prepared in accordance with those Standards. Expenses of travel on Interpretations Committee business shall be met by the IFRS Foundation.
It was agreed that the following criteria should be met when considering individuals for membership on the Interpretations Committee:
Representation from the accounting firms is limited to five of the 14 seats on the Interpretations Committee. At any one time, there may only be one individual from each of the four large firms and one individual from a practitioner outside of the Big 4.
Regulators will be considered for observers seats on the basis that they are able to represent a broad body of regulators.
The Trustees, as they deem necessary, shall appoint as non-voting observers representatives of regulatory organisations, who shall have the right to attend and speak at meetings.
It was agreed that the following criteria should be met when considering securities or prudential regulators for the role of Observer: