Kevin Dancey Re-Appointed IFAC CEO for a Second Term
Nov 16, 2020 | New York, NY | English
IFAC—the International Federation of Accountants—announced that Kevin Dancey will remain in his role as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer for a second term, which will begin June 1, 2021 and run through May 31, 2024.
Mr. Dancey, who has lead the organization since 2019, has provided critical guidance navigating issues and initiatives from the Monitoring Group, the Public Interest Oversight Board, the Global Public Policy Committee, and the independent standard-setting boards, while also managing external challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Kevin’s steadfast leadership on issues currently affecting the accountancy profession and IFAC’s membership has been invaluable,” said IFAC President Alan Johnson. “IFAC’s ability to serve as the voice of more than three million professional accountants worldwide is critical to the accountancy profession and the global financial architecture, and that voice is stronger with Kevin as CEO.”
Mr. Dancey ushered in a new era for IFAC in terms of advocacy, outreach, and engagement with global stakeholders. From the recent call to action for the creation of an International Sustainability Standards Setting Board, to the relationships with the OECD, G20 and others, Mr. Dancey has led IFAC into new and positive territory.
“It is an honor to continue my role as IFAC’s Chief Executive Officer,” said Mr. Dancey. “While I am pleased with what we’ve been able to accomplish in the short time I’ve been here, especially with the unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, I know there is more we can do for professional accountants worldwide. I look forward to working alongside the Board and the IFAC staff to push our profession further.”
Mr. Dancey’s extension was announced at IFAC’s 2020 Council meeting, held virtually on November 11-12.
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.