Deputy Director, IPSASB, International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board

John Stanford joined the staff of the IPSASB in April 2005. He was appointed Deputy Director of IPSASB in July 2008. He has been acting Technical Director since April 2015.

John was project coordinator for the IPSASB’s Conceptual Framework project, the IPSASB’s main strategic priority in 2012-2014 and was also the lead author for the components of the Framework on elements, recognition and measurement. He has also been heavily involved with the IPSASB’s work on long-term fiscal sustainability and social benefits.

John was with the UK institute, CIPFA, from January 2000 until March 2005. Previously he has worked for the UK Audit Commission and the Audit Office of New South Wales. John has postgraduate degrees in the electoral politics of the United States from the University of Essex.