XBRL International elects Wes Bricker to Board of Directors

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Standards setter adds senior leader at time of significant adoption and modernization.

XBRL International today announced the election of Wesley “Wes” Bricker to its Board of Directors. Mr. Bricker’s appointment begins on 29 June 2020 for a two year term and he is eligible to serve a maximum of three terms.

"The Covid-19 pandemic underlines the importance of accurate, timely, comparable and digital information for decision-makers in all walks of life” said Hans Buysse, Chairman of the Board. “The XBRL standard is being used around the world to help shift business reporting from paper to data in support of vital digital transformation. We are very pleased to welcome Wes to the Board at this important moment.”

CEO John Turner adds “The XBRL standard draws on the knowledge and skills of professionals from across the public and private sectors. I’m delighted to add my welcome to Wes. His involvement signals the importance of digitization to the audit and accounting profession. XBRL International’s modernization of its standard is opening up new opportunities and reinforcing the digital work not just of regulators and enterprises around the world, but also that of audit and accounting firms.”

"I have seen the importance of XBRL and the positive impact it can have on the usefulness of business reporting through digitization and standardization” said Wes Bricker, incoming XBRL International Board Director and PwC Vice Chair and US and Mexico Assurance Leader. “This globally important standard helps promote an information environment that can lead to better decision making. XBRL can also help management and auditors in promoting quality, credible information in the markets.”

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About Wes Bricker

Wes is currently PwC’s Vice Chair and Assurance Leader for the US and Mexico. In this capacity, he serves as a member of the US Leadership Team and the Global Assurance Executive Leadership Team. Wes’s leadership and oversight of the Assurance practice encompasses audit quality, business development and portfolio strategy, human capital, diversity, innovation, and technology.

Prior to joining PwC US, Wes served as the Chief Accountant of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) beginning in 2016, after serving as the deputy chief accountant following a role as a professional accounting fellow. In his role as the SEC’s Chief Accountant, Wes was the principal advisor to the Commission on accounting and auditing matters, and led the Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant, a group of professionals widely regarded for promoting useful and reliable financial reporting in the capital markets in the US and internationally.

About XBRL International, Inc

XBRL International is a global not for profit operating in the public interest. Our purpose is to improve the accountability and transparency of business performance globally, by providing the open data exchange standard for business reporting. The standards are used by more than 150 regulators in more than 50 countries to collect high quality, reliable and timely digital business information from millions of companies around the world. We are the standards development organisation behind the freely-licensed XBRL specifications. XBRL International produces and supports the Data Amplified Conference, and certifies XBRL Software for third party software applications. @xbrlINT @DataAmplified #xbrl

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