IFAC Board Member
Mike Hathorn joined the IFAC Board in November 2013, nominated by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS).
Mr. Hathorn was appointed chief operating officer for Moore Stephens International Limited in July 2013, with responsibility for global network development. He was previously a partner with Moore Stephens LLP, London, for 10 years during which time he led the firm’s UK public sector audit and assurance team. He continues to provide public sector consultancy services and is a member of the UK Treasury’s Whole of Government Financial Reporting Advisory Group.
Mr. Hathorn is chairman of the Moore Stephens International and Moore Stephens Europe Technical Committees. He was previously a partner with Moore Stephens Scotland from 1974 to 2003, managing partner from 1989 to 2002, and chairman of Moore Stephens UK from 1989 to 2004.
Mr. Hathorn is also a past president of ICAS, where he has served on the Council and various committees over the past 30 years.
Mr. Hathorn previously served as a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) for 10 years, including as vice chair from 2004 to 2006 and chair from 2007 to 2009. He has presented papers at many international conferences during and since his three years as chair of the IPSASB and continues to contribute to the development of accrual accounting and the adoption of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) in the public sector.