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Ian Ball

Ian Ball

Job Title

Adjunct Professor

Ian Ball is an Adjunct Professor at the Wellington School of Business and Government at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He is a former CEO of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) (2002-2013), and was the Director of Financial Management Policy and Central Financial Controller at the New Zealand Treasury (1997-2004). He was a principal architect of the New Zealand Government’s financial management reform process, making New Zealand the first government to introduce modern accrual accounting integrated with the budget and appropriation processes. He also initiated and lead the development of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) while Chair of IFAC’s Public Sector Committee (1995-2000).