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James Gunn

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IFEA Secretary and Treasurer and Managing Director

James Gunn was appointed as the standard-setting boards’ Managing Director in June 2014 and as the International Foundation for Ethics and Audit’s Secretary and Treasury in December 2022. In this role, he serves as a resource and key source of advice for the Foundation’s Co-CEOs and chairs of the independent standard-setting boards and oversees the senior management of the boards.

Prior to this role, Mr. Gunn was the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board Technical Director for more than a decade. Earlier in his career, he served in KPMG’s Canadian Assurance Practice and its Department of National Assurance and Professional Practice. He has extensive experience in audit and other assurance services, including those in connection with several significant capital market financing transactions. He has also lectured on auditing for several years.

Mr. Gunn is a Chartered Professional Accountant - Chartered Accountant in Canada and a Certified Public Accountant.