Ian McPhee, AO PSM, FCPA, FCA became a member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants in January 2016. He was nominated by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Mr. McPhee was formerly a member of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board between 2003 and 2008.
Mr. McPhee holds the position of Distinguished Honorary Professor at the Australian National University. He is also a Council member of Central Queensland University, chair of the Audit Quality Advisory Board for PwC Australia, a non-executive company director, a chair and member of a number of audit and risk committees, and (part-time) Australian Capital Territory Public Sector Standards Commissioner. Previously, he was Auditor-General for Australia between 2005 and 2015, and prior to that appointment held senior positions with the Department of Finance and the National Audit Office in Australia.
Mr. McPhee has been Deputy Chair of the Australian Accounting Standards Board, a member of the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, and Chair of the former Public Sector Accounting Standards Board in Australia. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2015, awarded a Public Service Medal in 2002, awarded a First Class Medal of Honour by the Government of Indonesia in 2009, and received several other prestigious awards for his contribution to the public sector, including an honorary doctorate, and federal government leader of the year award. Mr. McPhee is also a life member of CPA Australia.
Mr. McPhee has a bachelor's degree in business (accountancy) from the University of Central Queensland and a bachelor of arts (computing studies) from the University of Canberra.