Title: Chair, IPSASB
Country: United Kingdom
Ian Carruthers became Chair of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) in 2016, having been a Board Member since 2010. As a Board Member he led IPSASB’s work on Long Term Financial Sustainability and alignment between IPSASs and Government Finance Statistics. Currently in his second term as Chair, Ian has been reappointed for a third term through to the end of 2024.
After joining HM Treasury from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999, Mr. Carruthers played a key role in the UK Government’s transition from cash to accrual budgeting and reporting, in particular leading its Whole of Government Accounts programme. He joined CIPFA in 2006. CIPFA promotes and supports improvements in public financial management and governance across the public services globally. As part-time Chair, CIPFA Standards, Mr. Carruthers has been involved in all these aspects of the Institute’s activities, including leading its work on the role of the public services CFO, and the development of the International Framework for Good Governance in the Public Sector in partnership with IFAC.
His Technical Advisor is David Watkins.