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International Panel on Accountancy Education

Established 2019

The International Panel on Accountancy Education is a key feature of IFAC’s approach to advancing accountancy education at the global level. The Panel is instrumental in advising IFAC on how to best assist professional accountancy organizations in preparing future-ready accountants.

Members of Panel have a threefold remit to:

  • Act as strategic advisors for IFAC’s accountancy education work plan;
  • Advocate for high-quality accountancy education globally and in their home jurisdictions and regions; and
  • Serve as access points for accountancy education resources

Panel members are nominated by IFAC members and Forum of Firm members and represent key stakeholders across the profession, including professional accountancy organizations, accountants in practice and business, and academics. This diversity allows the panel to explore current trends’ impacts to professional accountants’ education and development through many lenses.

Members serve a three-year term and can be re-nominated for a second term for a maximum of six years. 

Key Contact


Anne-Marie Vitale, Chair United States of America
Ranjeet Kumar Agarwal India
Husnain Raza Badami, Pakistan
Yoke Kai Chan Singapore
Edgard Cornacchione Brazil
Catherine Devaney United Kingdom
Thorben Ehrlich Germany
Gabriela-María Farías-Martínez Mexico
Susan Flis United States of America
Adriana Florina Popa Ph.D. Romania
Stacy-Ann Golding, Trinidad and Tobago
Simon Hann Australia
Chaaminda Kumarasiri, Sri Lanka
Sumi Lee, Korea
Dr. Roger Loutfi Lebanon
Innocent Okwuosa Nigeria
Greg Owens United Kingdom
Chika Saka, Japan
Rashied Small, South Africa
Jan Taylor, United States of America
Irene Wiecek Canada


Nadine Kater

Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (South Africa)

Adenike Oyeyiola

World Bank

Themin Suwardy

International Association for Accounting Education and Research

Jan van Schalkwyk International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions