As Executive Director, Russell Guthrie serves as a senior advisor to members of the IFAC leadership team. Since joining IFAC in 2001, he has held various leadership roles in strategy development, finance, capacity building, and membership and external affairs.
Prior to joining IFAC, Mr. Guthrie worked for 12 years in the assurance practice of KPMG—initially in Dallas, Texas, followed by two years in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He also has extensive experience in the development and maintenance of firm quality control programs, having served for three years in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, as KPMG's Director of Global Quality Assurance.
Mr. Guthrie graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1988, receiving a bachelor's degree in business administration. He is a licensed CPA in the US states of Texas and New York and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.