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Ross Smith

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Program and Technical Director, IPSASB

Ross leads the IPSASB staff team, work program delivery, and stakeholder outreach and engagement. Recently, Ross’ focus has been on strategic initiatives to broaden the IPSASB’s funding, strengthen the institutional support needed for public sector sustainability reporting, and determine the future financial reporting standard-setting plan to account for the increasing use of IPSAS.

Ross joined IPSASB in 2013 and led the implementation of the Board’s governance activities and the establishment of the Consultative Advisory Group. Ross also developed and oversaw the IPSASB’s financial instruments projects, and the strategy and work program.

Before joining the IPSASB, Ross worked for several years for a big-4 accounting firm in Canada and Japan. Ross focused on complex accounting and audit assignments related to public utilities, industrial companies, and financial institutions. Ross is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant.