The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the voice of the global accountancy profession, announces that Helen Partridge has been named chief financial officer, effective April 1.
Partridge, who joined IFAC in 2020, assumes leadership for IFAC’s finance team and financial activities, including accounting, financial strategy, planning and analysis, and tax. Previously, she oversaw IFAC’s accountancy education platform, enhancing the multi-stakeholder model, significantly expanding the EdExchange Summit, and driving knowledge-sharing programming for education directors.
“I am delighted with the opportunity to further elevate the strategic role of finance within IFAC, and to help shape IFAC’s strategy in support of the global profession,” Partridge says. “I have never been more convinced of the growing importance of – and need for – professional accountants, whose expertise is integral to the creation and management of sustainable companies, economies and societies.” She adds that accountancy education remains a personal and professional passion.
CEO Kevin Dancey says, “As Helen moves into the CFO role, I have every confidence she will be an excellent partner to me and the IFAC management team in delivering on our strategy.”
Prior to joining IFAC, Partridge spent 16 years with PwC in audit, advisory and audit systems design in the U.S. and Asia Pacific.