The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) has announced its board for 2022, including four new board members.
The four new board members are Abdullah Al-Mehthil from Saudi Arabia, Claudia Beier from Switzerland, Maik Esser-Müllenbach from Germany, and Liang Yang from China
The IPSASB will now be comprised of ten women and eight men beginning 1 January 2022, meaning it will have a majority female board for the first time.
The IPSASB also announced that Lindy Bodewig of South Africa will continue her role as the deputy chair for 2022.
Ian Carruthers, IPSASB chair, said: “The IPSASB is leading the way with a majority female Board for 2022.
“Diversity of Board membership is essential to ensure the delivery of high-quality standards that can strengthen public financial management globally. “
He added: “I am extremely pleased that Lindy has agreed to serve as my deputy for another year. Lindy brings to our work the powerful combination of experience through her day job in government and national and international public sector standard setting.
“She has played a particularly important role as the chair of the Task Force of our high-profile project on Natural Resources.”