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User Advisory Committee

What is the User Advisory Committee?

The User Advisory Committee (UAC) is an expert panel formed by the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB), which is of comprised of analysts, investors, ratings agencies, fund managers, and investor relations professionals from the For-Profit sector. The purpose of the UAC is to provide the AASB with input, recommendations, and feedback pertaining to the creation or emendation of Australian Accounting Standards, as well as outreach to the wider stakeholder community.


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Panel Members

  • Keith Kendall, AASB Chair
  • Ken Liow, AASB Board Member
  • Andrew Porter, Australian Foundation Investment Company
  • Rob Gilderdale, Diogenes Research
  • Kate Griffiths, Australian Council of Superannuation Investors
  • Martin Lawrence, Ownership Matters
  • John Cowling, Australian Shareholders' Association
  • Richard Fakhry, Phoenix Portfolios
  • Lou Capparelli, UniSuper
  • Ian Matheson, Australasian Investor Relations Association
  • Toby Langley, Xero
  • Mark Skocic, Kinetic Investment Partners
  • Ian Munro, Ord Minnett
  • Richard Dalidowicz, Lonsec
  • Myron Ithayaraj, Realm Investment House
  • Phineas Glover, Credit Suisse
  • David Wilson, First Sentier

UAC Meeting held July 16, 2020

The UAC met on July 16, 2020, to discuss suggestions in Primary Financial Statements and Goodwill and Impairment projects (both of which are IASB projects), among other topics that can be viewed in the agenda below.

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UAC Meeting Held March 19, 2020

The UAC met on March 19, 2020, to discuss Primary Financial Statements and Management Commentary (both of which are IASB projects), among other topics that can be viewed in the agenda below.

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Inaugural Meeting Launches in Sydney

The User Advisory Committee (UAC) met for its first meeting in Sydney on August 19, 2019. Special guest Sue Lloyd, the Vice-Chair of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), London, met with panel members and presented a series of updates about the IASB's latest projects.

One of the key topics discussed at the inaugural meeting was the Primary Financial Statements project. The UAC members supported the direction of the IASB’s project, which is defining financing, investing, and operating sections of the P&L to provide greater comparability of financial results.

The UAC also supported increasing rigour around the use of Non-GAAP metrics, such as underlying earnings.

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UAC Meeting Held October 3, 2019.

The UAC and members of the IASB met on October 3, 2019, to discuss ED 297 Special Purpose Financial Statements for Certain For-Profit Private Sector Entities, and ED 295 General Purpose Financial Statements - Simplified Disclosures for For-Profit and Not-for-profit Tier 2 Entities, among other topics that can be viewed in the agenda below.

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