The Best Practices Board (BPB) is responsible for managing the production and dissemination  of the consortium’s work product that describes methods and processes for successful implementation  of  XBRL Specifications.  It is charged with setting priorities for the collection, compilation and development of implementation guidance material and together with the XBRL Standards Board, ensuring that all business process guidance material produced is of uniformly high quality, with the goal of  encapsulating our learnings and defining certain pathways as normative guidance.

The BPB executes its work agenda through task forces which currently are:  Taxonomy Design Working Group and the Entity Specific Disclosures Task Force.

For information on how to get involved with the BPB or the BPB Task Forces please visit Get Involved.

The BPB can be contacted using bpb@xbrl.org.

Björn Fastabend

Björn Fastabend is head of the XBRL collection and processing unit at BaFin, supervises all related activities, and propagates international relations and initiatives.  He has vast experience in international environments in Software Engineering, both as a developer and project manager. In addition, Björn is a guest lecturer for computer science courses at an international university. Björn values the standardization and automation of business processes, without losing focus on human involvement.

Bas Groenveld

Bas Groenveld is managing director and co-founder of Aguilonius Netherlands. He supports governments, regulators, financial institutions and multinationals with the transition to structured digital reporting. He is (and has been) involved in a number of XBRL projects, such as the Dutch Standard Business Reporting program, SBR for Banks and several projects at government agencies, regulators and banks.  Bas is educated as an economist, a chartered controller and currently taking courses in computer sciences. He is a guest lecturer and thesis supervisor at Dutch universities.  Bas is a strong proponent of standards, creating a level playing field for businesses, which often leads to innovation and better offerings in the market place.

Katherine_HaighKatherine Haigh

Katherine Haigh is Quality Assurance Manager at CoreFiling. Her main interests include quality and continual process improvement, and she has been working to apply these in the XBRL sphere since 2011. With experience in data modelling, taxonomy development and XBRL user training, she brings to the BPB an understanding of XBRL from a business user’s point of view as well as a more technical perspective. She has been a member of the Filing Rules Working Group since its inception and has also provided feedback on taxonomies such as the EIOPA’s Solvency II and the EBA’s CRD IV. Katherine has a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from New College, Oxford.

Pierre Hamon

Pierre Hamon is a qualified accountant, managing director of etXetera eurl and a member of the XBRL France board of directors. Pierre has ten years experience of XBRL, including authoring XBRL taxonomies for French GAAP and extensions to the IFRS taxonomy for the filing of consolidated accounts in France.  Pierre has experience of the production and filing of XBRL reports to the US SEC under both US GAAP and IFRS rules.  Pierre is co-chair of working groups for XBRL Europe (Best Practice Task Force) and XBRL International (IGTF, ESDTF). Pierre has worked as an auditor at Ernst and Young and as a director at Cartesis.

Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera

Juan Carlos is a business administrator with a degree in International Financial Reporting Standards – IFRS and has a Masters degree in Project Management.  Juan Carlos has over 15 years of experience in project management, implementation, administration and support to supervisors and supervised companies. Since 2014 he has been developing his XBRL knowledge with Reporting Standard S.L. and has been involved in the definition and creation of more than 15 XBRL taxonomies for government entities such as the Superintendencia de Sociedades, Superintendencia de Servicios Públicos Domiciliarios and Superintendencia de Vigilancia y Seguridad Privada in Colombia.  Juan Carlos has also worked with companies supporting their skills for reporting in Colombia, Chile and Uruguay.

Andie WoodAndromeda Wood

Andie Wood’s main areas of interest include data modeling, taxonomy design and the role of technology and data in the future of corporate reporting. Andie is an experienced data and semantic modeler and has been working with XBRL for over 15 years. Andie is co-chair of the Entity-Specific Disclosure Task Force, and a member of a number of other XBRL International task forces. Prior to her role with Workiva Andie spent five years at the IASB working on the IFRS Taxonomy and technology in corporate reporting. Other roles included XBRL and data modelling work at EY, Banco de España and a number of UK government departments. Andromeda has a degree in Biological Sciences   from St Catherine’s College, Oxford.



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