John Stanford

John joined the staff of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) in April 2005. He was appointed deputy director of IPSASB in July 2008 and was confirmed as technical director, based in Toronto, in April 2016, after a period carrying out the role in an acting capacity.

As deputy director, John was project coordinator for the IPSASB’s Conceptual Framework project, culminating in the publication of the framework in October 2014, and was also the lead author for the components of the framework on elements, recognition and measurement. He was involved in a number of other projects, including long-term fiscal sustainability and social benefits.

As technical director John finalized the IPSASB’s current strategy and work plan and was lead author of the IPSASB’s recently issued biennial review of 2015-2016, Sustaining the Momentum.

John was with the U.K. institute, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, from January 2000 until March 2005 in a technical and international capacity. Previously he worked for the U.K. 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 and an undergraduate degree from the University of London in modern history, economic history and politics.