Shaping the Future - Panelist Biographies 

    Panelist Biographies

    Paul Cherry, Chairman, IFRS Advisory Council (International Accounting Standards Board)  

    Paul Cherry
    • Paul Cherry was appointed chair of the Canadian Accounting Standards Board in May 2001 and retired from that position in June 2009. He assumed the post of chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board’s IFRS Advisory Council in January 2009 for a three-year term and was recently re-appointed for another two years. Paul holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and received his CA designation in 1974 at which time he became a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. In 1991, Paul became a Fellow with the Ontario Institute and in 2000 he became a Fellow with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Brunswick.
    • Paul has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting. He has served as Chief Accountant of the Ontario Securities Commission, Senior Technical Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Toronto, and Director of National Accounting and Auditing Services of Coopers & Lybrand. Paul also served as a Canadian Representative on the International Accounting Standards Committee and chaired the IASC Standing Interpretations Committee from 1997-2001. Paul is also a former member and chair of the Canadian Emerging Issues Committee.


    Robert H. Herz, CPA, CGMA, FCA

    Bob Herz
    • Robert H. Herz was chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), from July 2002 through September 2010.
    • Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Herz was PricewaterhouseCoopers North America Theater Leader of Professional, Technical, Risk & Quality and a member of the firm’s Global and U.S. Boards. He was also president of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation which supports college and university activities. He also served as one of the original members of the International Accounting Standards Board. Mr. Herz is both a U.S. certified public accountant and a U.K. chartered accountant and a gold medal winner on the Uniform CPA Examination.


    Sir David Tweedie, President of ICAS

    Sir David Tweedie
    • David Tweedie was chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) from January 2001 through June 2011. Sir David became president of ICAS in April 2012.
    • Prior to joining the IASB, Sir David was appointed the first full-time chairman of the (then) newly created Accounting Standards Board, the committee charged with the responsibility for producing the UK's accounting standards. He is a Fellow of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University and a visiting Professor of Accounting in the Management School at Edinburgh University, having previously held visiting professorships at the Universities of Lancaster and Bristol. He has received honorary degrees from eight British universities.


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