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The IFRS Foundation Trustees today announce two senior role changes that strengthen the operational leadership of the organisation and better position the IFRS Foundation to advance its mission.

Lee White—who joined the IFRS Foundation as Executive Director in 2018—has been appointed Managing Director.

The new title corresponds with Mr White’s responsibilities in the IFRS Foundation where he leads the governance, strategy and operations of the IFRS Foundation, working closely with the Chairs of its two boards, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).

Andrea Pryde has been appointed Executive Operations Director, a newly established role serving as deputy to the Managing Director and working closely with the IFRS Foundation Trustees to support the smooth running of the IFRS Foundation’s operations and strategy.

Ms Pryde returned to the IFRS Foundation in 2022 to support the establishment of the ISSB, having been part of the IASB’s technical team between 2002 and 2019.

As Executive Operations Director, Ms Pryde will further the integration within the IFRS Foundation, following its consolidation of the Climate Disclosure Standards Board and Value Reporting Foundation in 2021 to deliver the ISSB.

Ms Pryde will also be responsible for establishing policies and programmes that support the IFRS Foundation’s multilocation model. Last year, the IFRS Foundation announced new offices in Frankfurt, Montreal and Beijing. It also gained an office in San Francisco through consolidation of the Value Reporting Foundation and expanded operations in its long-standing London and Tokyo offices.

Ms Pryde will also be responsible for the coordination, development and delivery of operations activities to support the Trustees, including through the Audit, Finance & Risk; Human Capital; and Digital Technology Committees.

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