Chris Austin joined the International Accounting Education Standards Board in January 2011. He was nominated by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
Mr. Austin is head of the Conflict, Humanitarian, and Security Department at the UK Department for International Development (DFID). He has worked for the British government in a number of roles in the UK and overseas over the last 27 years, including in the Treasury (the UK’s Finance Ministry) and in the UK Executive Director's Office at the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF). Most recently he was country director for DFID in Bangladesh (2007-2011).
He is a member of CIPFA and holds a BA (Hons) from London University, an MBA from Lancaster University (UK), and an MSc in Public Management from Warwick University (UK).