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Lee White

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Chief Executive Officer, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

Lee White, FCA became IFAC's Chief Executive officer in March 2024.

Mr. White has worked as an assurance practitioner in both the private and public sectors, a securities and audit inspector regulator, and as the leader of a public interest body setting both global financial reporting an sustainability standards. His career has predominately been dedicated to serving the public interest.

Mr. White, who had been with the IFRS Foundation since 2018, has more than 30 years of global executive, regulatory and leadership experience. A chartered accountant, Mr. White led the creation of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) within the IFRS Foundation, and the launch of the ISSB’s first two standards in June 2023.

Before joining the IFRS Foundation, Mr White spent nine years with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), including six years as its CEO (2012-2017). He has also worked as the Chief Accountant at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (2004-2009), during which time he was directly involved in the creation of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR).

Mr. White holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Accounting from Macquarie University, as well as a Graduate degree in leadership from INSEAD.