The International Federation of Accountants has begun an executive search for a CEO to succeed incumbent Ian Ball, whose contract expires in February 2013 and who is not seeking another term.

The global organization, which has members in 125 countries, has engaged executive search firm Korn Ferry, to locate potential candidates. IFAC’s management team will partner with Korn/Ferry to actively engage IFAC member bodies, the accountancy community, and other stakeholders in the recruitment process.

Ball joined IFAC as its CEO in March 2002, having previously served as chair of its Public Sector Committee and Nominating Committee. Prior to that,

Ball was Professor of Accounting and Public Policy at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

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