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(New York, New York, December 13, 2018) – The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) is pleased to advise the reappointment of Dr. Stavros Thomadakis as IESBA Chairman for a further one-year renewable term commencing 1 January, 2019.

Under Dr. Thomadakis’ leadership, the IESBA has completed a number of major projects, resulting in the revised and restructured International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards), which will become effective in June 2019. His dedication to high quality, fit-for-purpose ethics standards for the global accountancy profession is reflected in the ambitious strategy and work plan 2019-2023 just approved by the IESBA. 

“A robust, clear and future-ready Code of Ethics and a new 5-year strategy and work plan provide the IESBA with a solid platform and direction,” said Dr. Thomadakis.

“I look forward to continuing to work with board colleagues, IESBA staff and our global stakeholders to deliver on the plan’s priority projects in the public interest. I also remain committed to coordinating with the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. The relationship developed between the boards is working well and will help enhance the relevance and applicability of new standards issued by both”. 


About the IESBA

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) is an independent global standard-setting board. The IESBA serves the public interest by setting ethics standards, including auditor independence requirements, which seek to raise the bar for ethical conduct and practice for all professional accountants through a robust globally operable International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (Including International Independence Standards).

The IESBA believes a single set of high-quality ethics standards enhances the quality and consistency of services provided by professional accountants, thus contributing to public trust and confidence in the accountancy profession. The IESBA sets its standards in the public interest with advice from the IESBA Consultative Advisory Group (CAG) and under the oversight of the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB).

The structures and processes that support IESBA operations are facilitated by IFAC. Please visit www.ethicsboard.org for more information, and follow us on Twitter @Ethics_Board.


About IFAC

IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of more than 175 members and associates in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing almost 3 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.


Nathaniel Webb
Head of Communications

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