Who We Are
PAO Development Committee
Established November 2005
The IFAC PAO Development Committee helps IFAC support strong, sustainable professional accountancy organizations—the most effective, efficient, and sustainable source for advancing the accountancy profession—around the world as part of the IFAC’s capacity building efforts. The committee actively contributes to IFAC’s strategic objectives, especially in preparing a future-ready profession. The committee primarily focuses on:
- Raising awareness on PAO development best practice;
- Facilitating adoption and implementation knowledge sharing; and
- Empowering PAOs with guidance, leadership, and technical assistance.
Committee members come from both developed and developing economies and represent a variety of different sectors of the economy and the profession. They are nominated and supported by IFAC members. Committee meetings and workshops often include donor agencies, regional organizations, and non-member PAOs to generate expansive knowledge-sharing.
- Sarah Gagnon, Technical Manager, Quality & Development
Arjuna Herath, Chair
Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Priya Iyer, Deputy Chair