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Fabienne Colignon Elected as IPSASB Consultative Advisory Group Chair

Jun 13, 2023 | New York, New York | English

On June 12, 2023, the Consultative Advisory Group (CAG) of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) elected Ms. Fabienne Colignon as its chair to lead its advisory efforts for the next three years. The CAG advises the IPSASB on technical projects and issues, as well as on its Strategy, adoption of standards, and other pressing issues.

Ms. Colignon is a long-serving, active and experienced member of the CAG and a regular observer of the IPSASB since her appointment in 2016. Ms. Colignon has extensive expertise in public sector accounting and reporting through her role with the French Public Sector Accounting Standard-Setter, Conseil de Normalisation des Comptes Publics (the CNoCP), a council body within the Ministry of Finance, and her prior experience as a Practice Fellow with the IFRS Interpretations Committee.

Ms. Colignon now takes the helm of the IPSASB CAG, which is composed of 22 representatives of public 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. Ms. Colignon will succeed Mr. Thomas Müller-Marqués Berger who has led the IPSASB CAG since its inception in 2016.

“I am very appreciative of the trust CAG members have placed in me,” said Ms. Colignon. “I am honored to lead this exceptional group of public sector experts as it continues to serve as the IPSASB’s strategic advisor, helping to set priorities and to advance the public interest, especially during this uniquely challenging time.”  

On behalf of the IPSASB, it is my great pleasure to welcome Fabienne as CAG Chair,” said IPSASB Chair Ian Carruthers. “Fabienne takes on her new role at a critical time as we enter a new phase of our financial reporting work, at the same time as beginning to advance public sector sustainability reporting. I’m confident her background and experience will ensure the perspectives of CAG members continue to enrich the IPSASB’s work in developing high-quality public sector reporting standards. I would also like to take this opportunity on behalf of IPSASB to thank Thomas Muller-Marques Berger for his outstanding leadership over the last 7 years as the inaugural CAG Chair. Under his strong leadership the CAG has matured in its role and made an increasingly significant contribution to the important projects that IPSASB has successfully taken forward during this period. I look forward to working with Fabienne to help her build on the strong foundations Thomas has laid.

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