SPECIAL ADVISORS

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Professor Robin Jarvis

Special Advisor

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.

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Professor Luca Brusati

Special Advisor

Luca Brusati holds a Ph.D. in Management from Bocconi University (Milan, Italy); he is an associate professor with the Accounting and Control section of Udine University’s Department of Economics and Statistics (Italy). He teaches “Accounting and management” and taught “Advanced accounting”, “Management control” and “Public sector accounting” in the past.

He worked in over thirty countries spanning four continents and has almost thirty years’ experience in project management. He led the team from Udine University that implemented the “SME leaders and sustainability” project (2013-2016) and now leads the team involved in the “Integrated reporting for SME training” project (2019-2022) jointly with EFAA.

Upon appointment by the Italian Ministry of Education, he sat in the committee administering the state examination leading to the title of chartered accountant at Udine University for 2016 and 2017. Upon appointment by the Regional Administration of Friuli Venezia Giulia, since 2012 he chairs the board of Net Europe, a public-private, Italian-Slovenian European Economic Interest Grouping.
He sits in the editorial board of the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, and from 2006 to 2015 he served as board member of the Italian Society of Accounting and Management Professors.

TReasurer

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Maurice Buijs – The Netherlands

EFAA Treasurer

Maurice Buijs is a registered accountant and auditor and has been the Chairman of the Board of Schipper Group since 2002. Schipper is a medium-sized accountancy practice with 11 offices in the Netherlands. While Maurice trained at KKC Amsterdam, KPMG’s legal predecessor, for over 30 years he has worked at Schipper mainly with SME clients. Maurice is the Chairman of CPAA International, a global network of SMP practices, where he has overseen human resource development and training.

Maurice was a member of the EFAA Board from June 2016 to June 2021.