Wednesday, May 22, 2024

62 Sir David Tweedie
Chairman - International Accounting Standards Board

Sir David Tweedie is Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), whose role in regulatory reform has assumed critical importance. He was appointed in January 2001for a term expiring in June 2011.

Sir David was educated at Edinburgh University (BCom 1966, PhD 1969) and qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant.

He was appointed Technical Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1978 and moved from there in 1982 to the position of national technical partner of the then Thomson McLintock & Co.

In 1990 he 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 visiting Professor of Accounting in the Management School at Edinburgh University. He has been awarded honorary degrees by eight British universities, the ICAEW's Founding Societies Centenary Award for 1997 and the CIMA Award 1998 for services to the accounting profession.