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Michael Ashley


United Kingdom

Mike Ashley, is the Task Force Chair of the Definitions of Listed Entity and Public Interest Task Force and is a former member of the IESBA.

Mr. Ashley is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Barclays Plc. Prior to joining the Barclays Board in September 2013, he was the Head of Quality and Risk Management for KPMG Europe LLP and the Ethics Partner for KPMG in the UK. He spent most of his full-time career as an Audit Partner with KPMG or its predecessor firm, Peat Marwick, mainly engaged in the audits of major banking institutions.

Mr. Ashley is a Board member and Chair of the Policy and Guidance Committee of the Charity Commission of England and Wales, a Board member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the UK Cabinet Office and, since 2006, a member of the Ethics Standards Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He was a member of the Technical Expert Group of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) from 2005 to 2016 and Vice Chair from 2010 to 2016. He was also Chair of the UK Government Internal Audit Agency from 2014 to September 2018, a member of the Audit Committee of the UK Treasury from 2009 to 2015 and a member of the UK Accounting Standards Board from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Ashley has an MA in mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge, and is a Fellow of ICAEW and Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.