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The members of the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) and staff of the IFRS Foundation wish to express their condolences to the family of Robert (Bob) Garnett, who died recently.

Bob played an important role in the history of the Board, having served from 2001 to 2010 during a period of widespread adoption of IFRS Standards around the world. He also chaired the IFRS Interpretations Committee from 2005 until 2011. He served as a committee member on IASC's (the predecessor of the IASB) project on extractive industries and was a member of the South African Accounting Practices Board.

Before joining the Board, he was a senior executive for Anglo American PLC, one of the world's largest mining companies.