Ian Carruthers


Ian Carruthers became Chair of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) in 2016, having been a Board Member since 2010.

As a Board Member, he led IPSASB’s work on Long Term Financial Sustainability and alignment between IPSAS and Government Finance Statistics.

After joining HM Treasury from PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999, Mr. Carruthers played a key role in the UK Government’s transition from cash to accrual budgeting and reporting, in particular leading its Whole of Government Accounts program.

He joined CIPFA in 2006. CIPFA promotes and supports improvements in public financial management and governance across the public services globally.

As part-time Chair, CIPFA Standards, Mr. Carruthers is involved in all these aspects of the Institute’s activities.