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Speaker Biography

John Stanford

Deputy Technical Director, International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB)

John Stanford has been on the IPSASB staff since April 2005 on secondment from CIPFA. He was appointed Deputy Director in July 2008.

John is currently the project coordinator for the IPSASB’s Conceptual Framework project, the IPSASB’s main strategic priority in 2010-2012. John also led the IPSASB’s program to achieve convergence with IFRS and oversees ongoing efforts to maintain alignment with IFRS. He is also the staff lead for the project on the long-term sustainability of public finances.

John was Assistant Director: Technical and International with CIPFA from January 2000 until March 2005. In this role he had oversight of financial reporting requirements for UK local government. During this period he was technical adviser to the UK member of IPSASB and to the Chair of the Public Sector Committee of FEE. John has been a member of the UK Accounting Standards Board’s Committee on Accounting for Public-benefit Entities since December 2002.

Previously he worked for the Audit Commission. He has also worked for the Audit Office of New South Wales. John has a postgraduate degree in United States’ electoral politics.