Who We Are

PAO Development Committee

Established November 2005

The IFAC PAO Development Committee helps IFAC support strong, sustainable professional accountancy organizations—the most effective, efficient, and sustainable source for advancing the accountancy profession—around the world as part of the IFAC’s capacity building efforts. The committee actively contributes to IFAC’s strategic objectives, especially in preparing a future-ready profession. The committee primarily focuses on:

  • Raising awareness on PAO development best practice;
  • Facilitating adoption and implementation knowledge sharing; and
  • Empowering PAOs with guidance, leadership, and technical assistance.

Committee members come from both developed and developing economies and represent a variety of different sectors of the economy and the profession. They are nominated and supported by IFAC members. Committee meetings and workshops often include donor agencies, regional organizations, and non-member PAOs to generate expansive knowledge-sharing.

Key Contact
  • Sarah Gagnon, Technical Manager, Quality & Development


Arjuna Herath, Chair

Sri Lanka

Andrew Conway


Arnaud Debray


Alan Edwards

United Kingdom

Priya Iyer


Keto Nyapendi Kayemba, Deputy Chair


Clemente Kiss


Jamal Milhem

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Jelena Misita

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Naeem Sheikh


Ivan Sotomayor

United States

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