An Interview with Sir David Tweedie, Chair, International Accounting Standards Board
Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting
At their first meeting in June 2000, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Trustees selected Sir David Tweedie to serve as chairman of the newly restructured IASB. Tweedie held several significant positions prior to assuming the Chairmanship of the IASB. Tweedie was appointed Technical Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1978 and moved from there 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. at which time he was appointed national Technical Partner of KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock. Tweedie was the UK and Irish representative on the International Auditing Practices Committee from 1983 to 1988 and Chairman of the UK’s Auditing Practices Committee from 1989 to 1990. In 1990, Tweedie was appointed as the first Chairman of the UK’s Accounting Standards Board. In 1995, he became a UK representative on the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC). Tweedie was also influential in the formation of the G4+1 and served as the G4 working group’s first Chairman.
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Street, Donna L., "An Interview with Sir David Tweedie, Chair, International Accounting Standards Board" (2002). Accounting Faculty Publications. 26.