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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
Yoke Kai Chan Singapore
Dhal Choi Korea
Catherine Devaney United Kingdom
Thorben Ehrlich Germany
Lionel Escaffre France
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
Alan Hatfield United Kingdom
Yoshinori Kawamura, Japan
Chaaminda Kumarasiri, Sri Lanka
Fabio Moraes da Costa, Brazil
Innocent Okwuosa Nigeria
Greg Owens United Kingdom
Zhijian Song, China
Jan Taylor, United States of America
Kim Watty Australia
Irene Wiecek Canada


Nadine Kater

Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (South Africa)
Adenike Oyeyiola World Bank
Rashied Small South African Institute of Professional Accountants
Themin Suwardy International Association for Accounting Education and Research
Jan van Schalkwyk  International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions