Speaker: Sir David Tweedie, President of ICAS on “Ten Years at the IASB – the Past and the Future”
CV: Sir David was educated at Edinburgh University (BCom 1966, PhD 1969) and qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant in 1972. He was appointed Technical Director of ICAS in 1978 and moved in 1982 to the position of national technical partner of the then Thomson McLintock & Co. In 1987 his firm merged with Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co and he was appointed national technical partner of KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock.
In 1990 he was appointed the first full-time Chairman of the (then) newly created Accounting Standards Board, the committee charged with the responsibility for producing the UK’s accounting standards. In January 2001 he was appointed Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). He is a visiting Professor of Accounting in the Management School at Edinburgh University. He has been awarded honorary degrees by eight British universities, the ICAEW’s Founding Societies Centenary Award for 1997 and the CIMA Award 1998 for services to the accounting profession.