Peter has served as the Accounting Standards Board (AcSB) director since 2004. He is responsible for managing the staff that assists the AcSB in strategic and operational planning and in carrying out its programs for improving Canadian financial reporting through the adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and developing separate sets of standards for private enterprises and private sector not-for-profit organizations. Peter has been a member of the AcSB’s staff since 1990 and was involved in a number of standard setting projects. He also served as secretary of the Emerging Issues Committee. Peter began his accounting career with Clarkson Gordon & Co. (now Ernst & Young) in Vancouver in 1972, and also worked in the firm’s national and Toronto offices. He subsequently worked for Placer Dome Inc., an international public mining company.