Executive Technical Director

Hugh Shields joined the IASB in March as Executive Technical Director and leads the IASB’s technical staff. Hugh previously held senior positions both in banking and public accounting practice. Hugh has extensive experience of the application of IFRS, having held senior technical accounting and financial reporting roles across Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. He has also served as a Member of various advisory bodies to the Fédération des Experts-comptables Européens (FEE) and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG). Hugh qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1990, having trained at KPMG London. He read Economics at university and is also professionally qualified as a Corporate Treasurer.