Robin Jarvis is professor of Accounting and Finance at Brunel University, UK. He was awarded the British Accounting and Finance Association’s Life Time Achievement Award in 2012 in recognition of his contribution to academic accounting and finance. He is a visiting professor at Bamberg University and sits on the editorial board of four academic journals. Robin is an Independent Director of the Registry Trust Ltd. where he chairs their Audit and Risk Management Committee and a Board member of the Genesis Initiative. From a European perspective Robin is a member of the European Commission’ Financial Services User Group (FSUG) and a member of the Committee of Transparency and Independence of the EU’s Finance Watch. He was a member of the EFRAG Board for 11 years. The IASB appointed Robin in 2005 to their working group to develop IFRS for SMEs. Prior to returning to academia Robin was employed by ACCA as a Special Advisor.
Esther Ortiz-Martínez PhD is a tenured lecturer of accounting and finance at the University of Murcia (Spain). She finished her European PhD in 2001, and since then she has been researching in the fields of international accounting, non-financial/sustainability information, integrated reporting and others, collaborating in different research projects and carrying out stays in different European Universities. She has presented papers at international conferences and published in several local and international journals, including the highest quality ones. She has also published chapters in internationally edited books. She is deputy editor of the Social Responsibility Journal.
She was Director General of Economy, European Funds and Budget in the Regional Government for seven years. She is currently a member of the Accounting Expert Group of the European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EFAA for SMEs) on behalf of the Spanish professional accountancy organisation Consejo General de Economistas (CGE) where she is also a member of the Board of Directors in Economist-Accountants (EC-CGE). She has developed practical guides for SMPs/SMEs and has trained professionals in the field of non-financial/sustainability reporting. She has participated in the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group, first as a member of the Project Task Force on Non-Financial Reporting Standards (PTF-NFRS) and then as a member of the Project Task Force on European Sustainability Reporting Standards (PTF-ESRS) on behalf of the EFAA for SMEs.
Richard Martin was Head of corporate reporting at ACCA for many years. Richard’s role involved monitoring and scrutinising developments in financial reporting – particularly within IFRS – and integrated and narrative reporting. Richard had been a member of the European Commission Expert Group for the evaluation of the IFRS Regulation. He also contributed to working parties for the ISAR group at UNCTAD, looking into Reporting and Sustainable Development and in developing accounting guidance for SMEs.