Hugh Shields joined the IASB in 2014 as the Executive Technical Director and leads the IASB’s technical staff. He previously held senior positions both in banking and public accounting practice. He has extensive experience in the application of IFRS, having held senior technical accounting and financial reporting roles across Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. He has also served as a member of various advisory bodies to the Fédération des Experts-comptables Européens and the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group. Hugh qualified with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1990 after graduating in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Hugh is also professionally qualified as a corporate treasurer and worked at Mobil Oil for four years in this capacity.