Warren Allen became President of IFAC in November 2012 after serving as Deputy President for two years. 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 more than 10 years, including as Chairman from 1998 to 2004.
Mr. Allen was a partner 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, where he has served on and chaired various boards and committees.
Mr. Allen has been the recipient of several awards, including the Valued Contribution to the Profession Award in 2001. He is the author of numerous journal articles and papers and has presented several papers at major international conferences, including four World Congresses of Accountants, primarily on accounting education topics.