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IFRSĀ® Foundation Conference: London 2019

Thursday 20 - Friday 21 June 2019

Grange Tower Bridge Hotel

Kathryn Donkersley is part of the technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board and is the project lead on the Board’s Disclosure Initiative projects. Kathryn previously worked on the leases project, which resulted in the issuance of IFRS 16 Leases in January 2016, and led the International Accounting Standards Board’s activities to support implementation of IFRS 16.

Prior to joining the IASB Technical Staff, Kathryn worked as a technical analyst at Tesco plc, providing IFRS support and training to the group and local finance teams. Kathryn previously worked as an audit manager for Ernst & Young in London, working with clients in the retail and technology sectors.

Mr Edelmann served as a member of the Accounting Standards Committee of Germany (DRSC) from 2006 until 2011. He is a former Head of Group Reporting at Deutsche Bank AG, where he was responsible for internal and external reporting activities between 1997 and 2011. During his time at the Bank, he oversaw a number of major projects including the Bank's conversion from US GAAP to IFRS Standards in 2007. Before joining Deutsche Bank, Mr Edelmann worked at KPMG for nine years providing audit services primarily for financial institution. During that time with KPMG he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Until joining the IASB he was a senior adviser at German consultancy firm zeb/rolfes.schierenbeck.associates (Zeb). Mr Edelmann was also a member of the Accounting Working Group of the German Banking Association for 14 years and served as its Chairman from 2004-2011.

Mr Hoogervorst is a former chairman of the executive board, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM), and a former chairman of the IOSCO technical committee. He was appointed as a co-chair of the Financial Crisis Advisory Group, a high level group of business leaders with experience of international markets, to advise the IASB and the FASB on their joint response to the financial crisis. He also served as Chairman of the Monitoring Board of the IFRS Foundation, oversight body of the IASB.

Between 1998 and 2007 Mr Hoogervorst held a number of positions in the Dutch Government, including minister of finance, minister of health, welfare and sport, and state secretary for social affairs. Prior to this Mr Hoogervorst served both as a member and senior policy advisor to the Dutch Parliament and the Ministry of Finance. He also spent three years as a banking officer for the National Bank of Washington in Washington, DC.

Mr Hoogervorst holds a Masters degree in modern history (University of Amsterdam, 1981) and a Master of Arts degree in international relations (Johns Hopkins University school of advanced international relations, majoring in international economics and Latin American studies).

Rachel Knubley is part of the technical staff leadership team at the International Accounting Standards Board (Board), responsible for much of the Board’s work on Better Communication in Financial reporting. She led the team developing the Board’s Conceptual Framework and has worked on a number of other major projects including Leases and Insurance. Before joining the technical staff, she worked for PwC providing IFRS accounting advice.

Sue Lloyd was appointed as Vice-Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board in October 2016, having served as a Board member since 2014. In February 2017 Ms Lloyd was appointed as Chair of the IFRS Interpretations Committee.

Prior to being appointed to the Board, Ms Lloyd served as IASB Senior Director of Technical Activities, leading the technical staff in the development of new IFRS Standards, and as Director of Capital Markets, with specific responsibilities for the Board’s work to reform the accounting for financial instruments.

Ms Lloyd also worked for the Board as a technical project manager between 2002 and 2004 and has held various positions in investment banking both in the UK and in Australia and is a former member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board. She has a master’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

Ms Flores joined the Board in 2017. She has almost four decades of experience with financial reporting both from a company perspective and from a standard-setting point of view. She served as Chief Executive Officer of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) and Chairman of EFRAG’s Technical Expert Group (TEG) from 2010 to 2016.Prior to joining the Board, she briefly returned to work as a partner at accountancy firm Mazars in Paris, France, where she also worked from 2002 to 2010. Ms Flores has worked as Chief Financial Officer for more than a decade for both listed and private groups, including CFO of BPI Group, Intertechnique subsidiary IN-LHC and Thomson Group subsidiary Auxilec SA. She has a Master in Business Administration from Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris.

Andrea Pryde is part of the technical staff leadership team at the International Accounting Standards Board (Board), responsible for the strategic direction for all implementation support activities relating to IFRS 17, the first comprehensive and truly international IFRS Standard for insurance contracts.

Uni Choi is part of the technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board. She is part of the Financial Instruments team with specific responsibility for the impairment and classification and measurement of IFRS 9 and a research project on financial instruments with characteristics of equity.

Rita Clijmans is a technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). She is part of the IFRS Taxonomy team with specific responsibility for governance and stakeholder engagement. In addition, she contributes to the development of the IFRS Taxonomy content. Prior to joining the IFRS Foundation, she was an associate director at Thomson Reuters where she was part of a team responsible for the investor’s products relating to financial statements content.

 

Yulia Feygina is a member of the technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board and is responsible for Business Combinations Under Common Control. Prior to joining the organisation, Yulia has worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in various roles, most recently as a Senior Manager with PwC global technical group in London specialising in reporting financial instruments. Prior to that, Yulia worked for PwC in Central and Eastern Europe specialising in reporting business combinations and taught IFRS at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University).

Nick Anderson was appointed as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) in 2017. He has 30 years of practical experience, mainly as a buy-side investor using and supporting the development of high-quality financial reporting. Mr Anderson joins from Janus Henderson Investors in the UK, where he served as global equity portfolio manager and head of equity research. He was responsible for overseeing the sharing of research and best practice across Janus Henderson’s equity teams and served as the firm’s contact for the Board’s Investors in Financial Reporting programme.

Mr Anderson was a member of the UK Accounting Standards Board from 2007 to 2013 and a founding member of the Corporate Reporting Users’ Forum (CRUF).

He has a degree in economics, University College, Durham, UK, and is an associate of the CFA Society of the UK.

Ms. Shah leads the technical staff that support the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) and is responsible for the coordination and delivery of all technical activities in line with priorities set out by the Board.


Prior to joining the IFRS Foundation staff, Ms. Shah spent 13 years in a variety of roles at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, most recently as Deputy Chief Accountant of the Division of Corporation Finance.


Ms Shah also worked for PwC in the UK and the US from 1996 to 2004. She has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Washington University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a CFA® charterholder.

Roberta Ravelli is a technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board, working on the implementation of the new IFRS Standard for insurance contracts. Prior to joining the organisation as a practice fellow in 2014, Roberta was a senior manager at PwC. Roberta worked at PwC in Milan and in Paris for 12 years, providing auditing, accounting and consulting services to national and international banking and asset management groups and other financial intermediaries. She graduated in business administration from Bocconi University and she qualified as legal auditor in Italy. Roberta is fluent in Italian, English and French.

Matt looks after KPMG’s Better Business Reporting Network and has developed and edited much of KPMG’s thought leadership in this field. He is also closely involved in supporting the IIRC’s development and promotion of the Integrated Reporting Framework. Matt provides guidance across a wide range of sectors for businesses that are looking to develop their narrative reporting to support a deeper investor dialogue. His interest in the future of business reporting stems from his experience of analysing corporate performance and prospects to support M&A transactions and capital raising.

Gary Kabureck is a prominent and highly respected financial reporting practitioner.  Since 2001, he has served as the Chief Accounting Officer (and since 2003 as a Corporate Vice President) for Xerox Corporation – a Fortune Global 500 constituent, $22 billion technology and services company operating in more than 160 countries. With global responsibility for both IFRS and US GAAP accounting processes and a team of more than 1,200 accountants worldwide, he has oversight of Xerox’s accounting policy development, implementation of new accounting procedures, internal and external financial reporting, as well as internal controls. Prior to becoming Chief Accounting Officer, Mr Kabureck held various senior accounting positions at Xerox, beginning in 1985. His professional career began at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1975, where he worked for ten years.

In addition to his practical experience, Mr Kabureck is recognised as a leader in the accounting profession worldwide. He is an active member of Financial Executives International (“FEI”) – a leading association for senior level finance executives. Since 2006, he has participated in FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting and for many years  has led the liaison between accounting standard-setters and FEI members regarding technical matters. Mr Kabureck also serves on a range of other advisory boards, including those to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) andpreviously the US Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). He is a frequently sought speaker on a wide variety of professional accounting and auditing matters.

Mr Kabureck graduated from the University of Bridgeport, where he earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting as well as a Masters of Business Administration. He is a Certified Public Accountant and in 2008 was inducted into the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Hall of Fame.

Kumar Dasgupta is part of the technical staff leadership team at the International Accounting Standards Board and is responsible for the financial instruments project. Kumar’s journey with IFRS Standards started in London when he joined the organisation as project manager and was responsible for the current standards on financial instruments. Prior to joining the International Accounting Standards Board, he worked with Barclays Capital UK from where he moved to practice advising clients on financial instrument accounting issues and valuations under IFRS Standards. He was also the National partner responsible for Treasury and Financial Instruments Accounting for PricewaterhouseCoopers in India. Kumar is a Chartered Accountant and alumni of London Business School where he did his Masters specialising in quantitative finance.

Patrina Buchanan is part of the technical staff leadership team at the International Accounting Standards Board. Patrina is responsible for activities supporting the implementation of IFRS Standards, and leads the work supporting the IFRS Interpretations Committee. Patrina has worked on a number of technical projects in the organisation and, in particular, led the development of the leases and consolidation standards. Before joining the International Accounting Standards Board in 2004 she worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Belfast, Brussels and London. Patrina is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Amaro Luiz de Oliveira Gomes joined the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) in 2009, having previously served as head of the financial system regulation department of the Central Bank of Brazil. Mr Gomes was reappointed to the Board to serve a second term in July 2014.

Mr Gomes played a leading role in the adoption of IFRS Standards in Brazil. As a senior official at the Central Bank of Brazil, he oversaw the introduction of IFRS Standards for regulated financial institutions. He was also a member of the bodies that led the introduction of IFRS Standards into Brazil—the Brazilian Accounting Practice Committee and the Brazilian Steering Committee for Accounting, created by the Brazilian Federal Accounting Council.

Mr Gomes has been an active proponent of international regulatory cooperation. He served on the accounting task force of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. He also represented the Central Bank of Brazil and coordinated the Commission on Financial Services and the Sub-Commission on Accounting Issues at MERCOSUR.

From 1999 to 2003, he was Brazil’s representative to the Intergovernmental working group of experts on international standards of accounting and reporting, under the auspices of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

During his career as a financial regulator, Mr Gomes was directly involved in converging Brazilian prudential regulation with international standards and best practice, including the Bank for International Settlements’ Core principles for effective banking supervision and the Basel II Accords.

Jan Carlo Pereras is a technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board, working on the business combinations under common control project. Before joining the organisation, Carlo was a senior manager in the Audit and Assurance practice of EY. He was previously based in Phnom Penh and Manila where he handled a portfolio of mainly banks and other financial institutions.

Tim Craig is part of the technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board. He is project lead for the Goodwill and Impairment and the Extractive Activities research projects. Prior to joining the organisation, Tim was Head of Group Technical Accounting at Centrica plc, providing IFRS support and training to the group and local finance teams.

Mr Kumar's role is to support the IASB (the Board) in its efforts to improve the knowledge of IFRS Standards; To work with the IASB technical staff to develop both educational materials for the investment community and presentations for investor outreach activities; To develop and maintain an internal investor education programme and materials for both IASB staff and Board members; To manage external relations, the organisation’s investor events and its internal training programme. Prior to joining the IASB, Mr Siddhant worked in investment banking, as an equity anlayst and as a capital markets lecturer across London, Dubai and India.

Ms Tokar is a highly-respected figure in the field of international financial reporting.  Prior to joining the IASB, she served as the global leader for KPMG’s International Financial Reporting Group, leading KPMG’s dialogue with the global accounting regulatory and standard-setting communities.  Ms Tokar has significant experience in the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) in both developed and emerging economies, having worked in KPMG’s global IFRS group with engagement teams and clients around the world in their transition to and application of IFRSs.  She served as a member of the IFRS Interpretations Committee between 2001 and 2007 and was a KPMG global leader for employee benefit and share-based payment accounting. Previously, Ms Tokar worked at the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as the Senior Associate Chief Accountant, International, in the Chief Accountant’s Office. At the SEC Ms Tokar was the lead SEC representative for international accounting issues, and she chaired an international committee of securities regulators working on disclosure and accounting issues for the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Laura Kennedy is part of the technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board, working on the implementation of the new IFRS Standard for insurance contracts. Prior to joining the organisation, Laura worked in Deloitte’s Audit and Assurance practice for the insurance sector.

Simone Villa is part of the technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board working on the business combinations under common control project.
Simone is seconded from EY Italy where he works in the Audit and Assurance Services department with the role of Senior Manager.

Jelena Voilo is part of the technical staff at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) where she works on the Management Commentary project.

Prior to joining the IASB, Jelena worked for the Accounting Standards Board in Lithuania and for Moore Stephens Vilnius accounting firm.