• IFRS Foundation Trustees appoint four further members to the ISSB

IFRS Foundation Trustees appoint four further members to the ISSB

10 June 2022

The IFRS Foundation Trustees today announced the appointment of Richard Barker, Verity Chegar, Bing Leng and Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien as inaugural members of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). They will begin their roles as full-time ISSB members in July 2022.

Richard Barker is currently deputy dean and professor of accounting at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK. In this capacity, he leads Oxford Saïd’s sustainable business initiatives. He chairs the expert panel of Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) and has previously served as a member of several committees and bodies focused on corporate reporting in the UK and Europe.

Verity Chegar has 20 years of experience in sustainable investment and stewardship, portfolio management and investment research with both asset owner and asset manager perspectives. She joins from the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS), where she leads the pension fund’s policy engagement on sustainable investment and stewardship issues. She is also currently serving as Co-Vice Chair of the SASB Standards Board, where she has been overseeing the development and maintenance of SASB’s industry-based standards since 2017.

Bing Leng is currently a Director in the Accounting Regulatory Department of the Chinese Ministry of Finance, where he oversees sustainability reporting initiatives. He also serves as a member of the IASB’s IFRS Taxonomy Consultative Group and has also served as a member of the board of directors of XBRL International.

Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien has worked across multinational and indigenous companies, public institutions and civil society organisations, in Africa and Europe, to initiate sustainable development initiatives. In her last role, she served as the inaugural Group Chief Sustainability and Governance Officer of Dangote Industries Limited—one of Africa’s largest manufacturing businesses. She has founded and served on several boards, committees and initiatives focused on corporate culture, impact investing, sustainability reporting and governance.

Appointments to bring the ISSB to quorum (eight members) will be announced shortly, with the aim of completing the inaugural appointments to the Board during the third quarter of 2022.

The press release by the IFRS Foundation Trustees may be accessed here.