Working Groups

The GAA has three permanent Working Groups. The purpose of a Working Group is to facilitate information sharing and collaboration among Member Body staff; to meet with key national and international stakeholders; and to lead the advancement of the accounting profession by undertaking special projects from time-to-time as directed by the Board and CEO.


Tax Working Group Members
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Edward Karl
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Michael Croker
John Cuthbertson
Chartered Accountants Ireland Brian Keegan (Chair)
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada Bruce Ball
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Peter Tisman
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Frank Haskew
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland Charlotte Barbour
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. Maren Granzow
Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Takae Akatsuka
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Pieter Faber


Education Working Group Members
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Michael Decker (Chair)
Henrietta Eve
Joshua Stopek
Jan Taylor-Morris
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Simon Hann
Samantha Wilson
Chartered Accountants Ireland Ronan O'Loughlin
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada Andrea Sewell
Tami Hynes
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Jonathan Ng
Kit Wong
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Shaun Robertson
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland Alice Deakin
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. Henrik Solmecke
Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Shintaro Goto
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Mandi Olivier
Janine Claassens


Sustainability Working Group Members
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Martin Farrar
Ken Witt
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Karen McWilliams
Chartered Accountants Ireland Dee Moran
Susan Rossney
Chartered Professional Accountants Canada Gordon Beal (Co-Chair)
Davinder Valeri
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Chris Joy
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Richard Spencer
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland Anne Adrain (Co-Chair)
Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer in Deutschland e.V. Gillian Waldbauer
Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Mitsuo Fukuda
South African Institute of Chartered Accountants Loshni Naidoo