How is the GAA governed?

The Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. The Board of Directors meets monthly and is comprised of the CEOs of its member organizations.


Chief Executive Officer of the GAA Jim Knafo
Board Directors (Technical Advisors)
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Barry Melancon (Chair)
(Sue Coffey)
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Ainslie van Onselen
(Simon Grant)
Chartered Accountants Ireland Barry Dempsey
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada Charles-Antoine St-Jean
(Gordon Beal)
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Margaret W.S. Chan
(Chris Joy)
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Michael Izza
(Katherine Jefferiss)
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland Bruce Cartwright
(Michelle Mullen)
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. Klaus-Peter Naumann
(Gillian Waldbauer)
Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Hisashi Sato
(Tatsuya Arai)
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Freeman Nomvalo
(Fanisa Lamola)