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Executive Committee

Katherine Schipper (Duke University, USA)

Katherine Schipper
Duke University 
The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Email: schipper@duke.edu

Katherine Schipper is the Thomas F. Keller Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  Ms. Schipper holds a BA degree from the University of Dayton, MBA, MA and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago and honorary degrees from Notre Dame University, the NorwegianSchool of Economics and the Stockholm School of Economics.  Prior to joining Duke University’s faculty, she was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).  She has also been a faculty member atCarnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago.

Ms. Schipper has published research papers on a wide range of topics in financial reporting, corporation finance and corporate governance. She is a frequent speaker on matters related to international accounting convergence, financial reporting standard setting and financial reporting quality.  She has been named the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Educator and Distinguished International Lecturer, and has been elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame.  She has served the American Accounting Association as Director of Research, as President and as President of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section.   She is or has been a member of the governing boards of a public company, a mutual fund and a not-for-profit entity.

Immediate Past President
Kazuo Hiramatsu (Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan)

Kazuo Hiramatsu
Kwansei Gakuin University
School of Business Administration
Nishinomiya, Hyogo  662-8501
E-mail: khira@kwansei.ac.jp

Kazuo Hiramatsu is a professor of accounting at Kwansei Gakuin University,
Japan, since 1975, and was its president during 2002-2008. He is the honorary 
doctor of Satya Wacana Christian University of Indonesia. He was a visiting 
scholar at the University of Washington (Seattle, USA, 1977-79), and a visiting 
professor at the University of Glasgow (Scotland, U.K., 1991).

In the past, he served for IAAER as secretary, vice president (research), vice 
president-at-large, Board of Advisors member, and the president.
He was the president of both the Japanese Association for International 
Accounting Studies and the Japan Accounting Association. He also served as 
vice president of AAA for international affairs. He was a member of the 
Business Accounting Council of the Japanese government and a member of the 
Accounting Standards Board of Japan. He is currently a member of IAESB 
(International Accounting Education Standards Board) of IFAC.

His research interest is in financial accounting and international accounting. His 
English publications include Accounting and Financial Reporting in Japan 
(1987) which was co-edited with Professor Frederick D.S. Choi. In 2005, he 
received the Outstanding International Accounting Educator Award of the 
International Accounting Section of AAA.

Director of Research and Educational Activities
Donna L. Street (University of Dayton, USA)

Donna L. Street
University of Dayton 
School of Business Administration 
Miriam Hall - RM 409 
300 College Park 
Dayton, OH 45469-2242 

Donna L. Street is Chair of the Department of Accounting and the Mahrt Chair in Accounting at the University of Dayton. Professor Street is active in several academic and professional organizations. Prior to assuming the position of Director of Research and Educational Activities of IAAER, she served on the Executive Committee as the Association’s President, VP Publications and VP Research. She is a Past President of the International Section of the American Accounting Association and of Beta Alpha Psi. Presently she is a member of the IFRS Foundation Education Advisory Group, the IAAER Advisory Panel to IFAC and Beta Alpha Psi Professional Partners. 

Professor Street has published in several journals including: Behavioral Research in AccountingAccounting and Business Research;International Journal of AccountingAccounting HorizonsJournal of International Financial Management and AccountingJournal of International Accounting Research; and Journal of International AccountingAuditing, and Taxation. She is the author or co-author of monographs published by the ACCA, ICAEW, German Stock Market Institute, and PwC and of two white papers published by the Council of Institutional Investors. Her research interests include international accounting standards and financial reporting issues.

Professor Street is co-editor of the Institutional Perspectives section of the Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting. She serves on several other editorial boards including Accounting and Business Research; the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation; and Accounting in Europe

Professor Street has received the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from the Virginia Society of CPAs, the International Section of the American Accounting Association’s Outstanding Service Award and Outstanding International Accounting Educator’s Award, the Association of Chartered Accountants in the US Faculty Manuscript Award, and the Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award and President’s Award.

VP - Finance and Administration
Elizabeth A. Gordon (Temple University, USA)

Elizabeth A. Gordon
Temple University
Fox School of Business and Management
339 Speakman Hall 
1810 N. 13th Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19122
E-mail: egordon@temple.edu
Phone: 215-204-6422
Cell: 215-470-8915

Elizabeth Gordon is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Merves Scholar at the Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University. Dr. Gordon’s research interests include international accounting and corporate governance investigating topics such as international financial reporting standards, accounting restatements, corporate communications, executive compensation, related party transactions, market development and corporate disclosure.  She has published her research in top journals in the field including the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and The Accounting Review.  She serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of International Accounting Research andThe International Journal of Accounting.  Dr. Gordon has taught courses in financial accounting and international accounting at the graduate and undergraduate levels, receiving a number of teaching awards.  Experienced in both the private and public sectors, Dr. Gordon was an auditor with Price Waterhouse and interned at the Office of Management and Budget before entering academia.  Prior to joining the Temple University, she served on the faculties at the University of Chicago and Rutgers University.  Dr. Gordon received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York,  Masters in Business Administration from Yale University and Bachelors of Science in accounting with highest distinction from Indiana University.


VP - Membership
Keryn Chalmers (Swinburne University, Australia)

Keryn Chalmers
Email: kchalmers@swin.edu.au

Professor Keryn Chalmers is Dean, Swinburne Business School in the Faculty of Business and Law at Swinburne University. Prior to this appointment, she held the positions of Deputy Dean, Monash Business School at Monash University (2012-2016) and Head of Department of Accounting and Finance at Monash University (2018-2012). 

Keryn is active in several academic and professional organizations. As Vice President (Education) of the International Association of Accounting Education and Research she sits as an official observer on the International Accounting Education Standards Board. Keryn is a former Australian President of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), former Vice President Monash Academic Board, and former board member of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies.  She is a senior fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and the recipient of a practitioner service award for her contributions to the Institute.  Formerly a Victorian Divisional Council member of CPA Australia, Keryn has also been a member of the CPA Australia national education accreditation board, special considerations committee and examination policy advisory committee.

Keryn’s research interests are in the financial accounting and water accounting area, specifically in relation to reporting standards, accounting policy and disclosure choices and the economic consequences of regulation. She is also the co-author of a number of successful accounting textbooks, including Accounting for Decision Making.

VP - Practice
Mark Protherough (ICAEW, United Kingdom) 

Mark Protherough
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
London, United Kingdom
Email: Mark.Protherough@icaew.com

Mark Protherough is executive director, learning and professional development at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).Mark is responsible for ICAEW's learning and development work, covering qualifications including the ICAEW Chartered Accountant qualification, professional and academic education, and accountancy careers information.

He is a member of ICAEW's Assessment Committee, Learning and Professional Development Board and the Institute Board.

He is also:

  • A member of the Ofqual Vocational Advisory Group (Ofqual’s role is to maintain standards and confidence in qualifications. It looks after GCSEs and A levels in England, and a wide range of vocational qualifications both in England and Northern Ireland. It is independent of Government ministers and it reports directly to Parliament in Westminster and the Northern Ireland Assembly.
  • The chair of the Access Accounting Steering Group, a pan-profession initiative to provide opportunities for students from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter the accountancy profession.
  • The chair of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) Education Directors Group.
  • A member of the Common Content Oversight Group;
  • A member of the University of Hertfordshire Business School Advisory Board.

Prior to joining ICAEW, Mark was managing director - education, training and development at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, where he had substantial international experience. Mark has an MA (Oxon) and an MBA from Henley.

VP - Conferences
Elmar Venter

VP - Research
Alfred Wagenhofer (University of Graz, Austria)

Alfred Wagenhofer
University of Graz
Email: alfred.wagenhofer@uni-graz.at

Alfred Wagenhofer is a Professor of Accounting at the University of Graz, Austria. He holds a master degree in business and a doctoral degree in economic and social sciences from the University of Vienna, Austria, and an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Munich, Germany. Prior to joining the University of Graz, Professor Wagenhofer taught at the University of Technology, Vienna, and held visiting positions at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, and the University of Sydney, Australia.
Professor Wagenhofer has published many research papers and several books on a variety of topics in financial, international, and management accounting, and corporate governance. He has served as President of the European Accounting Association, President of the German Academic Association for Business Research, Vice President-Finance of IAAER and Vice President-International of the American Accounting Association. Professor Wagenhofer is a full member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, a member of the Austrian Financial Reporting and Auditing Committee and the Austrian Working Group for Corporate Governance, a faculty member of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, and a board member of the Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft. He serves as the managing editor of Schmalenbach Business Review and of Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, as an associate editor of Abacus, and is on the editorial boards of several international journals.

VP - Communications
Sebastian Hoffmann (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Sebastian Hoffmann
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Email: sebastian.hoffmann@ed.ac.uk

Sebastian Hoffmann is a Lecturer in Accounting and Director of the MSc Accounting and Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School (UK), and a Research Professor of Accounting at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Germany). Since 2016, he serves as Vice President Communications on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER).

Professor Hoffmann maintains an interdisciplinary research agenda in financial accounting with particular emphases on lobbying and accounting standard setting, IFRS accounting regulation and its implementation, and accounting in historical contexts. His research is published in leading international journals, such as Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal and Critical Perspectives on Accounting.

VP - Education
Lynette Chou

Francesco Giunta
Professor of Financial Accounting
School of Economics and Business
University of Florence 
E-mail: francesco.giunta@unifi.it

Francesco Giunta is a full professor of Financial Accounting at the University of Florence, School of Economics and Management. He is a member of the Italian Academy of Business Administration and Management (AIDEA), of Italian Society of Business Administration Educators (SIDREA), and of the European Accounting Association (EAA).

Francesco served as a Head of the Management and Accounting Department at the University of Florence (2004-2009) and as a Dean of the School of Economics and Management (2009-2013) at the same University. He is still a member of the Academic Senate of the University of Florence.

Francesco taught in several Italian Universities (Unical, L’Aquila, Luiss-Rome) and has been visiting scholar at Higher School of Economics (Nizhny Novgorod-Russia), Roma Tor Vergata, Napoli Federico II, Pisa, Bologna, Viterbo.

Francesco’s research interests are in the areas of international accounting and financial statement analysis. He has published several books and numerous articles on these topics in Italian and international journals (Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Advances in Accounting, International Journal of Business and Economics, PSL Quarterly Review).

Francesco also directed a few national research projects in Italy and presented research papers at many international seminars and conferences. He also is editor-in-chief of Accounting & Business Studies (a series of monographs published by Franco Angeli), associate editor of Financial Reporting Journal, and a member of the scientific committee of other Italian and foreign journals.

Vice Presidents At-Large

Special Projects IASB
Chungwoo Suh (Korea)

Chungwoo Suh
30 Cannon Street, 
London EC4M 6XH 

Email: csuh@ifrs.org

Dr Suh is a member of IASB. He is a Professor of Accounting at Kookmin University, Seoul. He served as an advisor to the Korea Accounting Standards Board (KASB) and as Chairman of the KASB from 2008 to 2011, during which time he led South Korea's preparations to adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) in full from 2011.

Dr Suh has a Ph.D. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, USA, and an MBA from Seoul National University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in South Korea.

Special Projects IAAER World Congress
Stewart Jones

African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA) 
Jane Ande

National Association of Graduate Programs in Accounting, Brazil (ANPCONT)

Mexican Association of Accounting and Business Faculty, Mexico (APCAM)

Chamber of Financial Auditors of Romania, Romania (CAFR)
Clemente Kiss

Japan Accounting Association, Japan (JAA)

Nigerian Accounting Association (NAA)
Suleiman Salihu Aruwa (Nasarawa State University, Nigeria)

Suleiman Salihu Aruwa
Nasarawa State University
Mobile: +2348034511107
Email: aruwasas@gmail.com

Dr. Suleiman Salihu Aruwa is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Nasarawa State University, Nigeria and the Vice-President of the Nigerian Accounting Association (NAA). He is currently the Dean of Faculty of Administration at Nasarawa State University. He obtained a B.Sc Accounting, M. Sc Accounting &Finance from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ph.D Accounting & Finance from the Nigerian Defence Academy. He is a member of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He specializes in public sector budgeting, Accounting and Finance.

Southern Africa Association of Accountants (SAAA)
Prof Elmarie Papageorgiou (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

Prof Elmarie Papageorgiou

University of the Witwatersrand
School of Accountancy
South Africa

Elmarie Papageorgiou is an Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.  She attended and presented numerous papers at National and International conferences, published in National and International journals and chaired sessions at conferences.  She is an executive member of the South African Accounting Association (SAAA) Executive Committee and has been appointed as Vice President at large of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) for the term 2014-2016.  She supervises Honours, Master and PhD students and serves as an external examiner of various South Africa universities. Her interests include Accounting Information Systems, Accounting Education, Strategic Management, Business Management and Executive Information Systems. Prof Papageorgiou has received the ‘Most outstanding PhD Post Graduate Award’ from the Hellenic Association of South Africa. She is a qualified Life Coach and coaches mainly PhD students assisting them in producing their PhD proposal. Professional coaching is an ongoing process that enables her to assist people in obtaining their goals to deepen their learning, improve their performance and enhance their quality of life. 

Ex Officio Members

Accounting Education: An International Journal
Alan Sangster (Griffith University, Australia)

Alan Sangster 
Griffith University 
Building N50, Nathan Campus 
170 Kessels Road
QLD 4111
Email: a.j.a.sangster@btinternet.com

Alan Sangster is Professor of Accounting Education at Griffith University. He holds a PhD in Accounting Education from the University of Glamorgan. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He has previously taught at the University of São Paulo, Middlesex University, the Robert Gordon University, the Open University, Queen’s University Belfast, Aberdeen University, the University of Strathclyde, and Glasgow Caledonian University. He is currently visiting professor at the University of Minho in Portugal and the University of São Paulo.

His teaching interests are in financial reporting, financial theory, and managerial accounting. He has presented his research in many different countries and has presented invited plenary addresses at conferences in Australia, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the UK. Over the past 30 years, he has published over 50 refereed research papers in the areas of accounting education, accounting history, and accounting systems and is a past chair of the British Accounting Association Special Interest Group in Accounting Education (1996-9) and of the Artificial Intelligence/Expert Systems section of the American Accounting Association (1999-2000). He was founding editor of the International Journal of Applied Expert Systems(1992-2001) and is the current editor of Accounting Education: an international journal. Since 1994, he has been co-author of Business Accounting (Pearson Education), currently in its 13th edition.

He was the presented with the outstanding educator award in 1995 by the Artificial Intelligence/Expert Systems section of the American Accounting Association, recognised for excellence in teaching innovation by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland in 1997, and recognised with an award for his ‘Outstanding Contribution to Accounting Education’ by the British Accounting Association Special Interest Group in Accounting Education in 2009. He was also a member of the team which devised the UK’s first accounting benchmarking statement in 1999-2000 and member, then regional chair of the Board of Accreditation of Accounting Educational Course (BAAEC) between 1900 and 2001.

International Financial Reporting Standards Advisory Council
Holger Daske (University of Mannheim, Germany)

Holger Daske is a Professor and Chair of Accounting and Capital Markets at the University of Mannheim (Germany). He holds a Master’s degree and a PhD from the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Prior to joining the University of Mannheim, Professor Daske spent two years at the University of Pennsylvania‘s Wharton School. He has also been a Visiting Professor at the London Business School and the University of Sydney. 

His main research interests are in international accounting, capital markets and the intersection of Accounting and Finance. His research was published in leading journals such as the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting,AbacusAccounting & Business Research, or the German Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, and received numerous awards such as the Emerald Citations of Excellence Award in 2012. He is a member of the IFRS Advisory Council (from 2015) and a member of a financial accounting working group of the Schmalenbach Gesellschaft (Arbeitskreis Finanzierungsrechnung). Prof. Daske serves on the editorial board of multiple academic journals.