Ian Carruthers

Ian is Chair of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) since 2016, and a Board Member since 2010, and has led IPSASB’s work on Long Term Financial Sustainability and alignment between IPSASs and Government Finance Statistics.

After joining HM Treasury from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999, Mr. Carruthers played a key role in the UK Government’s transition from cash to accrual budgeting and reporting, in particular leading its Whole of Government Accounts program. He joined the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA) in 2006. As part-time Chair, CIPFA Standards, Ian has been involved in leading the Institute’s work on the role of the public services CFO, and the development of the International Framework for Good Governance in the Public Sector in partnership with IFAC.