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Press release: Bruce Mackenzie appointed as new Chair of the IFRS Interpretations Committee

Published: Mar 2022

1st March 2022 – The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation have today announced the appointment of Bruce Mackenzie as the new Chair of the IFRS Interpretations Committee, with effect from today.

Newspaper press release

Mr Mackenzie has served as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) since October 2020 and will continue to serve as an IASB member when he assumes the role as Chair of the Committee.

Before becoming a member of the IASB, Mr Mackenzie served as a member of the Committee from 2014 to 2020. He is taking over from Sue Lloyd, who is moving to the International Sustainability Standards Board as its inaugural Vice-Chair from March 2022, when she also steps down as IASB Vice-Chair.

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation are responsible for the governance and oversight of the Committee, including appointing its Chair and members.

The Committee works closely with the IASB to support the consistent application of IFRS Accounting Standards by responding to application questions that arise in practice. It responds by publishing agenda decisions that often contain explanatory materials or by considering possible changes to the requirements.

The Committee comprises 14 expert members from around the world and from a variety of professional backgrounds. Its meetings are webcast on the Foundation’s website. The Chair has a non-voting role.

Erkki Liikanen, Chair of the IFRS Foundation Trustees, said: ‘I am pleased to welcome Bruce as the new Chair of the Committee. Just as it was with the outgoing Chair Sue, having an IASB member chairing the Committee ensures there is effective collaboration between the two bodies to serve our stakeholders well. I would like to also take this opportunity to thank Sue for her leadership of the Committee since 2017.’

Andreas Barckow, Chair of the IASB, said: ‘The wealth of experience in applying IFRS Accounting Standards that Bruce brings to the role will ensure that the Committee will continue to be successful in supporting companies in their application of IFRS Accounting Standards. I look forward to working with him in his new capacity.’

Bruce Mackenzie said: ‘It is a privilege to be appointed Chair of this Committee which has a critical role to play both for the IASB and for all our stakeholders tasked with applying IFRS Accounting Standards. I am committed to continuing the good work that Sue has overseen and ensuring that the Committee continues to respond effectively to application questions.’

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