Working Groups

The GAA has three permanent Working Groups.

The purpose of a Working Group is to facilitate information sharing and collaboration among Member Body staff; to meet with key national and international stakeholders; and to lead the advancement of the accounting profession by undertaking special projects from time-to-time as directed by the Board and CEO.

Tax Working Group Members

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Melanie Lauridsen
Eva Simpson
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Michael Croker
John Cuthbertson
Chartered Accountants Ireland Cróna Clohisey
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada John Oakey
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Peter Tisman
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Frank Haskew
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland Susan Cattell
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. Jürgen Brokamp
Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Takae Akatsuka
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Pieter Faber (Chair)
Lesedi Seforo

Education Working Group Members

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Joshua Stopek (Co-Chair)
Jan Taylor-Morris
Michael Decker
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Simon Hann
Samantha Wilson (Co-Chair)
Chartered Accountants Ireland Ronan O’Loughlin
Ian Browne
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada Andy Thomas
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Kit Wong
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Shaun Robertson
Will Holt
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland Gail Boag
Cat Devaney
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. Henrik Solmecke
Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Koji Yasui
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Mandi Olivier
Neo Thoothe

Sustainability Working Group Members

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Martin Farrar
Ken Witt
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Karen McWilliams (Co-Chair)
Chartered Accountants Ireland Deirdre Moran
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada Rosemary McGuire
Taryn Abate
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Steven Tse
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Richard Spencer (Co-Chair)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland Fiona Donnelly
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. Gillian Waldbauer
Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Yoshinori Minemura
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Nomsa Nkomo

Net Zero Commitment Task Force Members

This task force is a sub-committee of the Sustainability Working Group. Its purpose is to facilitate knowledge exchange and resource sharing among Member Bodies as they move towards becoming net-zero.

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Anjali Patel 
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Paul Shelbourn
Chartered Accountants Ireland Susan Rossney (Chair)
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada Norman Hait
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Steven Tse
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Sarah Reay
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland Fiona Donnelly
Craig Anderson
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. TBD
Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Yuta Naito
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants TBD

Sustainability CPD Task Force Members

The GAA Sustainability CPD Task Force aims to identify sustainability-focused professional development initiatives developed by members and explore opportunities to share them globally.

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Cillista Slider
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Michelle Ryan
Chartered Accountants Ireland John Munnelly
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada Andy Thomas (Co-Chair)
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Steven Tse
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Richard Spencer (Co-Chair)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland Fiona Donnelly
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. Gill Waldbauer
Dr. Henrik Solmecke
Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Yoshihiro Tsuda
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Roelita Cloete

Influence & Advocacy Steering Group

This steering group’s purpose is to elevate the reputation and value of the global accounting profession.

Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Samantha Miller
Janice Maiman
Michelle Mullen (Co-Chair)
Kim Nilsen
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Lisa Lintern
Kristen Wydell
Chartered Accountants Ireland Níall Fitzgerald
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Michele Wood-Tweel (Co-Chair)
Taryn Abate
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Beatrice Li
George Au
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales John Boulton
Katherine Jefferiss
David Gomez
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland James Barbour
Sarah Chisnall
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. Sebastian Kuck
Gillian Waldbauer
Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Hiroaki Tatara
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants TBD

Our Member Organizations

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
CA Ireland
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. (IDW)
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
JICPA
The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Chartered Accountants Ireland
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. (IDW)
The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
Chartered Accountants Ireland
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)
The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. (IDW)
The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA)
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)

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