Alison Scott - CIPFA, London (UK)
Alison Scott stated her career in local government before moving to the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. As a former chief finance officer, Alison brings practitioners perspective to the role of accounting and professional standards in promoting effective public financial management. Alison is responsible for the development of professional and accounting standards and financial reporting. In this role she provides support for the Local Authority Accounting Code, the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice and the Public Sector Internal Audit Standards. Alison is a member of the UK Government's Financial Reporting Advisory Board and a technical adviser to Accountancy Europe's Public Sector Group.
Eugenio Caperchione - Modena (Italy)
Eugenio Caperchione ph.D., is a professor of Public Management and Public Sector Accounting. His main research area is Public Sector Accounting and he privileges the comparative approach. He has published extensively on this subject, and has taken intensively in the work of CIGAR network (Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research), where he is serving as the chairman of the board, and of European Group of Public Administration (EGPA), co-charring the XII permanent study group on Public Sector Financial Management. He has been a visiting professor at various universities (Cragow, Klagenfurt, Potsdam, Poiters, Bethlehem, Lima, Kristiansand & Malta). He has also been an invited speaker and has presented papers on international conferences and workshops
Thomas Müller-Marques Berger - E&Y, Stuttgart (Germany)
Thomas Müller-Marques Berger was born in 1967. In 1993 he became his business degree at the University of Mannheim. In 1997 he became a tax consultant and since 1996 he works as a public auditor. Since 1993 he works for E&Y where he became partner in 2003. From 2004 until now he is the director of the competence center ''Public Sector Accounting'' at E&Y. He is globally responsible for International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Besides to that he is the head of Governmental and Public Sector Audititing (EMEIA). He works in various committees, for example the ÖFA & IDW. Since 2012 he is chairman of the Public Sector Committee of FEE (Federation des Experts Comtables). From 2009 to 2014 Mr. Müller-Marques Berger was a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB). At the end of 2015 he was elected as first chairman of the new Consultatice Advisory Group (CAG) of the IPSASB.
Rui Pedro Lourenco - University of Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
Rui Pedro Lourenco obtained his Bachelor degree of Computer Science from the University of Coimbra in 1992. Since then and until 1998 he joined the Faculty of Economics at the University of Coimbra where he received his Ph.D. in Management Science. Currently he is auxiliary professor at the Faculty of Economics in Coimbra and was recently appointed Technical Advisor to the minister of Presidency and Administrative Modernisation from the Portuguese Government. His research interests include E-Government, E-Democracy, and open Government.
Hanna Silvola, Aalto University, Aalto (Finnland)
Hanna Silvola is Assistant Professor for Accounting at the School of Business at Aalto University. Additionally she is a visiting class teacher for Accounting at London School for Economics and Political Science. Her research interests are management, accounting and control, sustainability reporting as well as Interplay between financial and management accounting. She engages as a member of the Management Committee of the European Accounting Association in the current period (2014-2017).
Jürgen Handke, University of Marburg, Marburg (Germany)
Jürgen Handke is a professor for English with a focus on Linguistics and E-Learning at Phillips University Marburg. Handke is advisor to several German state governments and a member of the national board ''Hochschulforum Digitalisierung''. In 2013 he received the Hessian teaching award for his inverted claasroom mastery model. In 2015 he was awared for the most important german teaching award.