Ian Hutchinson

Title: IESBA Technical Advisor for Brian Friedrich

Country: Canada

Ian Hutchinson PhD, FCPA, FCGA, CA has broad experience in public practice, industry and education. After six years working in public practice, Ian joined Mount Allison University's Commerce faculty. He left Mount Allison in 1989 to join the Atlantic Division of Loblaw's Companies Limited to work on financial and strategic restructuring projects. In 1994 Ian left Loblaw's to return to the academy. He joined Acadia University's Manning School of Business in July 2000, after completing coursework for his PhD in Management at Queen's University.

During his time at Acadia, Ian served several terms on its Board of Governors and Senate and led the School of Business as its Director from 2010 to 2016. Ian has several outstanding teaching awards to his credit including the Outstanding Teaching Award for the Faculty of Professional Studies. His research program focuses on legitimacy of the governance structure of the global accounting standards setter known as the International Accounting Standards Board. Past research has included institutional developments in the international accounting standards arena, voluntary social disclosure in annual reports and changes in management accounting practices.

Ian's service to the accounting profession includes consecutive terms on a provincial Accounting Education
Committee, consecutive terms on the Atlantic (Canadian) School of Chartered Accountancy's Board of Governors and two terms of service on the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants' Board of Evaluators. Ian has consulted extensively with CGA Canada and CGA Ontario in the development and restructuring of several senior level courses for the CGA's educational program.


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