International Public Sector Accounting Standards Advisory Group Announces Müller-Marqués Berger as First Elected Chair

Jul 20, 2017 | New York, New York | English

The Consultative Advisory Group (CAG) of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board® (IPSASB®) has unanimously elected Thomas Müller-Marqués Berger as CAG Chair until June 2020.

Created in June 2016, the IPSASB CAG is a forum composed of 22 representatives of public and private sector organizations and individuals that are interested in, or affected by, the IPSASB’s work, including those engaged in the preparation, audit, or evaluation of public sector financial reports. The CAG provides advice to the IPSASB on the IPSASB’s strategy and work plan; IPSASB’s projects, including views on technical issues or matters that may impede the adoption and implementation of International Public Sector Accounting Standards; and other matters relevant to the IPSASB’s standard-setting activities. Mr. Müller-Marqués Berger was appointed inaugural Chair at the CAG’s inception in 2016 until the membership was in a position to hold a formal vote.

“I am delighted Mr. Müller-Marqués Berger will continue as CAG Chair. His election confirms that CAG members have valued his commitment and strong leadership since its first meeting in June 2016. He has helped develop the CAG as an effective forum for discussing key public interest issues related to the IPSASB’s work,” said IPSASB Chair Ian Carruthers. “I look forward to continuing to work closely with Thomas and the CAG members.”

Thomas Müller-Marqués Berger is a distinguished public sector accounting expert. Currently Global Head of International Public Sector Accounting for Ernst & Young, Mr. Müller-Marqués Berger’s deep experience in accounting standard setting includes chairmanship of the Public Sector Group of Accountancy Europe since 2011, membership of the German Public Sector Committee since 2002, and service to global standard setting as an IPSASB member from 2009–2014.

“I am very appreciative of the support expressed by the unanimous vote of the CAG members in electing me. The CAG has made great progress and we look forward to continuing to foster meaningful input to the IPSASB’s project work and to the development of the IPSASB’s next strategy and work plan,” said Mr. Müller-Marqués Berger.

About the IPSASB
The IPSASB develops accounting standards and guidance for use by public sector entities. It receives support (both direct financial and in-kind) from the Asian Development Bank, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, the New Zealand External Reporting Board, and the governments of Canada and New Zealand. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IPSASB are facilitated by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). For copyright, trademark, and permissions information, please go to permissions or contact

About the Public Interest Committee
The governance and standard-setting activities of the IPSASB are overseen by the Public Interest Committee (PIC), to ensure that they follow due process and reflect the public interest. The PIC is comprised of individuals with expertise in public sector or financial reporting, and professional engagement in organizations that have an interest in promoting high-quality and internationally comparable financial information.


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