Country: United Kingdom
Sir David Tweedie became a member of the IFAC Nominating Committee in January 2012 after being nominated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).
Sir David was the first Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, serving from January 2001 until his term ended in June 2011. He became president of ICAS in April 2012.
Sir David began his career teaching accounting at Edinburgh University (UK). He was appointed technical director of ICAS in 1978 and became national technical partner of Thomson McLintock & Co. in 1982. After a merger in 1987, Sir David became national technical partner at KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock.
During this period he was also Vice Chairman and then Chairman of the Auditing Practices Committee (UK) from 1986 to 1990, and was the UK's representative on the International Auditing Practices Committee from 1983 to 1988.
Sir David was then appointed as the first full-time Chairman of the newly created Accounting Standards Board (UK) in 1990.
He is a Fellow of the Judge Business School at Cambridge University (UK) 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 (both UK) He has received honorary degrees from nine British universities. He was knighted in 1994 and has been awarded The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ Founding Societies Centenary Award for 1997, The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants’ Award for 1998, the IFAC International Gold Service Award for 2011 and, for 2012, The International Accounting Bulletin Lifetime Achievement Award, the Japan Institute of Certified Public Accountant’s Special Award, and the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Scottish Accountancy Awards—all for services to the accounting profession.
Sir David became President of ICAS in April 2012 and Chairman of the International Valuation Standards Council’s Board of Trustees in October 2012.
Sir David was educated at Edinburgh University (BCom 1966, PhD 1969) and qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant in 1972.