Practitioner Seminar with Sir David Tweedie, former chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board

Issued: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 08:44:00 BST

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Date: Monday 13 November 2017

Time: 3.00pm - 4:30pm 

Venue: 305 Joseph Black Building, University of Glasgow, G12 8SU

Category: Practitioner Seminar

Audience:  This event was open to all Adam smith Business School students, staff and alumni

Sir David Tweedie discussed 'The Creation of IFRS'. 

Speaker biography

Sir David was educated at Edinburgh University (BCom 1966, PhD 1969) and qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant in 1972. In 1990 he moved from a role as national technical partner at KPMG to be the first full time chairman of the UK Accounting Standards Board.

In January 2001 he was selected by the trustees of the IASC Foundation to be the first Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and CEO of the Foundation. He led the Board for ten years until his term ended in June 2011.

In 2001, only a handful of countries used international standards (IFRS) but by 2011 over 120 countries required or permitted their use. During his tenure at the IASB he met on a regular basis with government ministers and senior officials in many of the world’s major economies. He was a member of the Financial Stability Board and came into regular contact with national and international financial regulators.

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.

He was knighted in 1994 and has received many other honours and awards in recognition of his service to the accounting profession. Sir David became President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, the world's oldest professional accountancy body, in April 2012. He chairs the Royal Household Audit Committee for the Sovereign Grant.

50 years of the BAcc

In 2017/18 we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bachelor of Accountancy degree at the University of Glasgow. Over the years we have seen the degree expand and diversify, with students coming from all over the world to study here. Many of our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in the profession, working in positions of influence in the public and private sectors. Others have set up their own businesses or pursued other interesting careers. It is always a pleasure to hear from our alumni and we are grateful that so many of them keep in touch.

We were delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of all of our graduates and to recognise the care and commitment of colleagues past and present.


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