Board of Directors
The XBRL International Board of Directors shall be, and shall possess all of the powers of, the “Governing Body” of the Corporation as a not-for-profit membership corporation under Delaware General Corporation Law.
The Board of Directors is comprised of senior leaders and experts with broad international experience in financial, business and regulatory reporting, accounting and standard setting. The Board advises and assists in executing strategic opportunities as a result of XBRL’s growing international adoption, identifies critical regulatory and accounting convergence trends for which the XBRL standard could be used as a solution, and develops long-term growth and sustainability strategies for the XBRL international consortium.
XBRL International Board of Directors as appointed by the Member Assembly for 2013:
Alfred R. Berkeley Mr. Berkeley is Vice Chair of Security First Corporation and was formally the chair of Pipeline Financial Trading. Prior to that, he was President and then Vice Chairman of The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. and has 30 years of experience in financial services, securities analysis and investment banking. Before Nasdaq, Alfred was a Managing Director of Alex. Brown & Sons, a leading investment bank. Alfred co-founded Alex. Brown’s Technology Group in 1975. The Technology Group completed about 500 financial offerings for clients while he was associated with the Alex. Brown.Mr. Berkeley has also previously served as Chairman of the Board of XBRL U.S.
Cees De Boer is currently a member of Deloitte Netherland’s Executive Committee, serving as CFO and COO since 2007. He began his career at Arthur Andersen in the Netherlands in 1981 in the audit division and was appointed partner in the Netherlands in 1993, assuming responsibility for Arthur Andersen’s Consulting activities. Following the mereger with Deloitte in 2002, he became a partner at Deloitte Consulting, with a focus on CFO services. He a member of the Deloitte Governance Committee and the Global Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Global Board of Directors.
John Dill has over 25 years of experience in the information technology industry in both managerial and technical roles, covering Information Risk Management, Security, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Enterprise Architecture, Software Development, and Strategic and Tactical Planning. In his capacity with the Bermuda Monetary Authority Mr. Dill’s responsibilities have included Information Technology, Currency Operations, Facilities, Records Management and the Authority’s Project/Programme Management Office, in addition to being the XBRL Project Executive. John spearheaded the first DPM-based taxonomy for Solvency II reporting, and development of XBRL taxonomies in support of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) reporting in insurance sector, and Basel II reporting in Bermuda. Prior to joining the Bermuda Monetary Authority, Mr. Dill was a Project Manager at the Bank of Bermuda (a member of the HSBC Group) where he was responsible for the delivery of a diverse portfolio of projects in the Bank’s Operational Risk, Compliance, and Finance areas. Mr. Dill has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science with a concentration in mathematics and statistics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada; a Masters of Arts Degree in General Management from Webster University, U.S.A. and is a PhD candidate with research interests IT Economics, Public Policy, and Organizational Psychology.
Karla McKenna Karla McKenna is a director at Citi Global Transaction Services, Securities and Fund Services, managing Market Practice and Standards for these businesses. Ms. McKenna also is Chair of the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 68 (ISO TC68), Financial Services, a position she has held since 2006. Her current term ends in December 2012.
In addition, she is Chair of the Securities Market Practice Group (SMPG), serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Accredited Standards Committee X9 (ASC X9), the Board of International Securities Association for Institutional Trade Communication (ISITC), the International Steering Committee (ISC) of XBRL International (until its dissolution in September 2011) and has been appointed to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Technology Advisory Subcommittee on Data Standardization. Ms. McKenna also participates in committees and working groups of industry organizations such as the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) and in supporting standards initiatives such as Issuer to Investor: Corporate Actions.
Ms. McKenna has been promoting the adoption of XBRL beginning with the Issuer to Investor: Corporate Actions initiative. Over the last two years, Ms. McKenna has presented this concept and construct globally leveraging the international XBRL and ISO communities while continuing to work closely with the SWIFT, DTCC and XBRL US partnership for the implementation of this initiative in the US market. Ms. McKenna views this collaboration of standards based with an XBRL taxonomy based on the corporate actions event elements from the ISO 20022 standard as the first in a series of applications of XBRL for financial services transactions.
Ms. McKenna also is advocating adoption of XBRL within Citi to aggregate data to support internal management analysis and reporting as well as required regulatory reporting globally.
When part of the ISC, Ms, McKenna served as Vice Chair of the XII Certification Committee to define this program which is now being delivered to the XBRL community.
Conor O'Kelly is the Chairman of XBRL Ireland and represents Ireland on the International Steering Committee. He is a Chartered Accountant with an MSc in IT Management. He has ten years background in global IT managed services, global project management and strategic IT business planning with Hewlett Packard and Ericsson. Mr. O'Kelly is a member of Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Paul A. Penler ‐ Ernst & Young LLP, Executive Director, America’s Professional Practice ‐ Auditing. Paul has been Ernst & Young’s representative to the XBRL International and U.S. Consortium since its founding in 1999 and has been the Chair of XBRL U.S. and the Vice‐Chair of XBRL International. Paul has been EY's representative to XBRL International since its inception. Mr. Penler is the XII Treasurer and also chairs the Finance and Human Resources Committee.
Michal Piechocki - Michal Piechocki is the Chief Executive Officer of the Business Reporting – Advisory Group leading its global operations and advising international governmental and supervisory institutions on adoption of XBRL. His expertise contributed to projects across the world and supported various applications including specifically banking, insurance and capital market supervisory implementations of the Data Point Model and the XBRL standard.
Michal serves as a Member of the XBRL Quality Review Team (IASB) and of the Institute of Management Accountants XBRL Working Group. Michal served previously as an At-Large Member at the XBRL International Steering Committee and Chair of the XBRL Certification Committee
Arleen R. Thomas is Senior Vice President of Member Competency and Development at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Ms. Thomas is responsible for leading the teams that support the AICPA’s members in public accounting, tax and industry. She is also responsible for the areas of the Institute that provide resources, information and guidance to all membership segments, including publications, CPE and professional conferences. Under her leadership, the AICPA has advocated for an orderly transition to International Financial Reporting Standards for U.S. publicly traded companies. The movement to one set of high quality financial reporting standards is important to the U.S. and global capital markets. The orderly transition is as critical to achieving success. Also, under her leadership the AICPA transformed the paper-based Uniform CPA Examination to a computer-based examination with expanded content. The examination now evaluates key skills necessary to protect the public such as analytics, judgment, communication and research skills. The examination is offered through out the year at Prometric Testing Centers using state-of-the-art technology including interactive simulations. The $28,000,000 project was successfully launched in April 2004 with over 245,000 sections administered in 2008. In her role as an officer of the AICPA, Ms. Thomas spends considerable time addressing the political issues that the accounting profession faces. She is actively involved in determining strategic initiatives that guide the profession. She currently oversees the Institute’s initiatives for the private company sector and its efforts to improved transparency through the adoption of XBRL. Ms. Thomas chairs the XII Steering Committee and Board of Directors.
Yoshiaki Wada is currently Director and the head of financial data center section of the Bank of Japan's Financial Systems and Bank Examination Department. In this capacity, he is responsible for the operation of the bank's financial database system and leading the development of XBRL-based data collection system, which went live in February 2006, and have been evolving gradually. Previous experience includes time with the Information System Services Department, the Secretariat of the Policy Board, and the Budget and Management Office. He has a BA in economics from Hitotsubashi University, and in his spare time enjoys listening to music on his audio system which he constructed himself. Mr. Wada is also very involved in the Boy Scouts movement.
Ms. Ying Wei - Deputy Director-General of Accounting Regulatory Department of Ministry of Finance (the MOF). Ms. Ying Wei also serves as member and the executive vice secretary-general of Information Technology Application Committee of the MOF, the Chair of the Steering Committee the XBRL China, master student supervisor in Finance Institute, executive director of Accounting Society of China and member of SME reporting working group of the IASB. Ms. Ying Wei graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and graduated from Northeast University of Finance and Economics in 1997 with a master’s degree in economics. Ms. Ying Wei has been engaged in the studies of accounting theory and practice related to accounting standards setting as well as the implementation regulation in China for over 25 years. She has published over 30 papers and has achievements in study of accounting theory and practice as well as International Financial Reporting Standards. In addition, she managed several key research projects of the MOF, including Taxonomy of China Accounting Standards.