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IFAC Begins Search for Next Chief Executive Officer

May 4, 2023 | New York, New York | English

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organization for the accountancy profession with members and associates in more than 130 jurisdictions, is seeking an outstanding individual to become its next Chief Executive Officer. 

The successful candidate would join IFAC in late 2023 to facilitate an orderly transition from current CEO Kevin Dancey.  Mr. Dancey has served as CEO since 2018 and announced in March his intent to step down at the end of 2023.   

Thanks largely to the stewardship of Mr. Dancey, IFAC today enjoys constructive relationships with its various stakeholders, and is in as strong a position as ever to help influence the direction of the future of the profession.   

The successful candidate for the CEO role must have a keen interest in and deep personal commitment to IFAC’s vision and purpose: to serve the public interest by promoting the value of professional accountants worldwide; speaking out on public interest issues where the accountancy profession’s expertise is most relevant; developing strong professional accountancy organizations and accounting firms; and supporting the development, adoption and implementation of high-quality international standards. 

Korn Ferry has been retained for the search and is partnering with an IFAC CEO Search Committee, chaired by past President Alan Johnson, to actively engage IFAC member organizations, the accountancy community, and other stakeholders and encourage a diverse and international applicant base.  

The full job specification is available here. It includes a link for qualified applicants to submit indications of their interest. 

Referrals for potential candidate names and contact information may be sent to

About IFAC
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 180 members and associates in 135 jurisdictions, representing more than 3 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.