Chair and CEO
Kris Peach was appointed as Chair of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (the Board) for a five-year term in November 2014 and has extensive experience in accounting standards setting. Prior to this appointment, she served the Board as its deputy chair (2004 to 2012) and was a member of the AASB’s Urgent Issues Group (2004 to 2005).
As part of her role as AASB Chair, Kris serves as a board member on both the Australian Financial Reporting Council and the New Zealand Accounting Standards Board. She also represents Australia at an international level as a member of the Asia Oceanic Standard-Setters Group. Kris was also a past representative of
the Accounting Standards Advisory Forum.
From 2002 to 2014, Kris was a partner in KPMG’s International Standards Group and Australia’s Department of Professional Practice where she interpreted complex technical accounting issues for a wide range of public and private entities. She has also held a number of international financial reporting leadership roles within the firm.
Kris was the director at Open Gardens Victoria (2014 to 2015) and has volunteered as treasurer at a number of community groups. She holds a Master’s in Business in Accounting from the Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor in Business at Central Queensland University.