Sir David Tweedie

Sir David Tweedie

Title: Member

Country: United Kingdom

Sir David Tweedie is a member of the Interim Nominating Committee. He is the Chairman of the Trustees of the International Valuation Standards Council since 2012. He was the first Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (2001-2011). His other recent roles include Chairman of the Royal Household (Sovereign Grant) Audit Committee, and member of the IFAC Nominating Committee.

Sir David began his career teaching accounting at Edinburgh University (Scotland). 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. He was then appointed as the first full-time Chairman of the newly created Accounting Standards Board (UK) in 1990.

Sir David 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 (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, and the IFAC International Gold Service Award for 2011. For 2012, Sir David has received 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. He is also inducted into the Accountancy Hall of Fame in 2013.

Sir David was educated at Edinburgh University (BCom 1966, Ph.D. 1969) and qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant in 1972.


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