Anthony Heffernan

Role: Director, External Reporting Board, New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB)

Country: New Zealand

Nominated by: New Zealand


Anthony from 2016 has been a Director at the XRB, leading the staff of the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board (NZASB) in its role of developing and issuing accounting standards.

Anthony has over 15 years of professional accountancy experience, providing audit, internal audit and business advisory services across the for-profit, not-for-profit and public sector.

Prior to joining the XRB, Anthony held senior leadership positions at his predecessor firms providing assurance and technical advisory services, specialising in IPSAS™ and IFRS® implementation and interpretation.

Anthony has been the Technical Advisor to the New Zealand Board member on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) from March 2016.

“I am excited to be involved in this project because throughout my career I have always enjoyed assisting reporting entities in the not-for-profit sector in preparing information to help them achieve their valuable charitable objectives”.