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27 Jan. 2015

Standard-setters honoured in Australia Day awards

Kevin has been made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to business and commerce through reforms in national and international accountancy standards. Kevin was Chair of the AASB from 2009 to 2014 and was earlier a member of the AASB and has held senior positions in Australian and international standard setting and within the accounting profession.
 
Ian has become an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to public administration, particularly in the areas of accountability and policy development to the enhancement of public sector performance and to professional auditing and assurance standards. Ian was AASB Deputy Chair from 2008 to 2014, Chair of the Australian Public Sector Accounting Standards Board in the 1990s and held senior positions in the public sector, including as Commonwealth Auditor-General over the last ten years.
 
AASB Chair, Kris Peach, commented that: "the awards for Kevin and Ian are richly deserved and are welcome recognition of their contributions in respect of, among other things, their achievements in standard setting. The awards reflect a growing appreciation of the important role that high-quality financial reporting plays in society."