Warren Allen is involved in governance, advisory and speaking roles for both private and public sector entities in New Zealand, together with lecturing, tutorial and leadership support in the accounting and auditing program at Victoria University of Wellington.
Mr. Allen is currently Immediate Past President of IFAC after serving as President from November 2012 until November 2014, and Deputy President for the two years preceeding his Presidency. During his Presidency he represented the global accountancy profession on the International Integrated Reporting Council. He served as a member of the IFAC Board since 2006 and was on the Education Committee (now the International Accounting Education Standards Board) for 10 years, including as Chairman from 1998 to 2004.
Mr. Allen was a partner for 30 years at Ernst & Young in New Zealand and served on the firm’s Management Board for more than six years. He has held several other leadership positions in the New Zealand firm, including National Leader of Audit Practice and Country Director of Audit. He is also a Life Member and Past President of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (now Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand), where he has served on and chaired various boards and committees. He is also a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.