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The Accounting Hall of Fame inducts a new member for 2013:  Sir David Tweedie

Accounting Hall of Fame members with 2013 inductee Sir David Tweedie

Accounting Hall of Fame Members attending 2013 induction ceremony (left to right): Gary John Previts, James Leisenring, Thomas Richard Dyckman, Sir David Tweedie, Robert Henry Herz, and William Henry Beaver

2012 Accounting Hall of Fame inductee Robert H. Herz presenting the 2013 award to Sir David Tweedie

Robert H. Herz (right) presents certificate to Sir David Tweedie during induction ceremony

Columbus, OH – Sir David Tweedie, former chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, was inducted into The Accounting Hall of Fame on August 5, 2013, in a brief ceremony at the American Accounting Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California.

The award was presented to Sir David by the former chairman of the Financial Accounting Standard Board and Accounting Hall of Fame Member, Robert H. Herz. The event was attended by 60 people including representatives from the IASB, FASB, SEC, PCAOB, AICPA, and various accounting firms, universities, and business organizations.

The Accounting Hall of Fame's international board of electors select one or two honorees each year. Ninety influential and respected accountants from academe, accounting practice, government and business have been elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame since its establishment in 1950 at The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business.

Sir David Philip Tweedie

This champion of integrity in international financial reporting has led the development of underlying standards both in the United Kingdom and around the globe. Deep understanding of the issues, tireless dedication to the task, and boundless wit and good humor are the hallmarks of his leadership through a period of great progress toward a coherent approach to international financial reporting.

He was born in 1944 in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the north east of England. His mother had been forced to leave London earlier in the war after the bombing of the family home in London during the Blitz. His father was serving in the Royal Air Force and, later, was the only survivor of a crash of a Lancaster bomber that went down in France.

He graduated from Edinburgh University with a BCom degree with first class honors in 1966 and a PhD in 1969. Upon completion of his doctorate, he joined the firm of Mann Judd Gordon & Co in Glasgow. In 1972, he qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant and returned to Edinburgh University as a member of its faculty where he taught accounting for six years, serving for three years as Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.  >> Read more about 2013 honoree Sir David Tweedie