XII Board Elects Officers for 2015

Posted on December 24, 2014 by Dave Nitchman

Term limits  saw a changing of the guard for the XBRL International Board at the elections in November this year. The following Board members were  duly elected into key leadership roles at the meeting of the Board of Directors on 18 December.

CeesdeBoerCees de Boer – Chair
Mr deBoer is a member of the Executive Committee at Deloitte in the Netherlands  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 merger with Deloitte in 2002, he became a partner at Deloitte Consulting, with a focus on CFO services. He is a member of the Deloitte Governance Committee and serves on the Global Board of Directors and as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Global Board of Directors. Mr de Boer is based in the Netherlands.


JoJohnDillhn Dill – Vice Chair
Mr Dill has over 25 years of experience in the information technology industry in both managerial and technical roles. He spearheaded the first DPM-based taxonomy for Solvency II reporting, and development of XBRL taxonomies in support of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) reporting both in the insurance sector  and for 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. He currently acts as a senior consultant in the  banking sector and is based in the United Kingdom.


TarolaSmallRobert Tarola – Treasurer
Mr Tarola is President of Right Advisory LLC, a specialist consulting firm that serves operating executives, governance bodies and finance professionals. Mr. Tarola has extensive experience as a public company director, public company CFO and public company auditor. His experience with XBRL includes participation, as a public company CFO in the US SEC’s voluntary filing pilot project and in the implementation of  XBRL as a director and audit committee member for two public companies. He is based in the United States.


“We very much appreciate the experience, knowledge and commitment that Cees, John and Robert bring to XBRL International. The XBRL standard has experienced a surge in adoption around the world over the past several years and our new office holders arrive at an important time.  I’m sure that the entire global XBRL community will join with me in congratulating them on their new roles. Together we are looking forward to working towards the next stage in bringing reporting into the digital age.”

The Board thanked outgoing chair Arleen Thomas for her exemplary leadership during her term, which saw the implementation of a new governance model and significant gains in XBRL adoption. “Her work provided a tremendous boost, not only to XBRL International and the XBRL community as a whole, but to the improvement of reporting around the world.” Turner concluded.

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