Special Webinar - Insights and application of normative and empirical research in standard setting and accounting practice

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Panel Discussants

Keith Kendall (AASB Chair)

Dr Keith Kendall is the Chair of the Australian Accounting Standards Board. Immediately prior to this role he served as a Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and during the previous 25 years has also been a Partner at Rigby Cooke Lawyers as well as working as an academic at Monash and La Trobe Universities and ten years with Deloitte. This experience across accounting, taxation, business law and government bring a well-rounded perspective to the AASB’s projects and strategic direction.

Dr Kendall is also a Fellow of CPA Australia, a member of CAANZ and serves on the Financial Reporting Council and the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board.

Bryan Howieson

Bryan Howieson, PhD. FCPA FAFAANZ is Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide. His teaching and research interests include financial reporting, standard-setting, accounting education, professional ethics, history, and corporate governance. He has published extensively in academic and professional journals. He has a long involvement with accounting standards setting, assisting in AASB research projects and is an inaugural member of its Academic Advisory Panel. Bryan is a Past-President (Australia) of AFAANZ, Past-Vice-President of the IAAER, and a Past-President of the South Australian Division of CPA Australia. He was co-Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Accounting Review and has served as Associate Editor or on the editorial board of several journals.

Kathleen Herbohn

Kathleen Herbohn is a professor in financial accounting. Kathleen's research is concerned with corporate social responsibility for issues such as climate change and tax transparency, with a focus on how public data can be used in debt and equity markets to inform stakeholders about organisational performance. Her other research interests include the role of financial accounting in informing capital markets in areas of ambiguity (e.g., impairment, biological assets) and the accounting profession.

Kathleen's publications have appeared in various journal including Accounting, Organizations and Society, The Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, The Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting and Finance Journal and The British Accounting Review. She is also a co-author on five editions of the Issues in Financial Accounting textbook. 

Kathleen is currently a member of the Academic Advisory Panel of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and an Associate Editor of the Australian Accounting Review.


Eric Lee (AASB Research Principal)

Dr. Eric Lee has over 18 years of experience across academic, technical accounting and standard-setting roles. As the head of research at the AASB, he leads and manages the AASB research program to enhance the process of evidence-informed standard-setting for all sectors. A key responsibility of the role is to identify and develop research projects and thought leadership papers that are most relevant to the AASB work and its strategic directions. He also plays a significant role in developing relationships with Australian and international researchers and standard-setters.

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