11. February 2020

New Chair of the IFRS Advisory Council

The Trustees of the IFRS Foundation have appointed Bill Coen as Chair of the IFRS Advisory Council, effective immediately. Mr Coen was Secretary General of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision from 2014 to 2019 and Deputy Secretary General from 2007 to 2014.

The Advisory Council supports the Trustees by providing strategic advice. Mr Coen has been appointed to chair the Council and consider how to improve its effectiveness. This also includes possible changes in the role and composition of the council.

This is a 12-month appointment (renewable once). At the end of this transitional phase, the Trustees will look to appoint a new Chair through a public nomination process (further information)