A Board of up to twelve members is elected from within the membership. Members elected to the Board serves the period between one Assembly to the next (normally a 4-year term). Each Board member represents a jurisdiction, and a representative is appointed as a Director of the Board.
The President and Deputy President are elected from within the Board and serve one-half of the period between one Assembly and the next, respectively (normally a 2-year term). With the consensus of the Board, the Deputy President steps up as the next President, and a new Deputy President is elected from within the Board. The President is known as an ex-officio of the Board and chairs the Board meetings and general meetings of CAPA.
The Board is empowered to devise strategies to help achieve CAPA’s objectives, including taking decisions on management related matters. The Board is assisted by a Governance & Audit Committee and two working committees focused on the areas of developing professional accountancy organisations and improving public sector financial management.
Board Members (October 2023 to November 2027)
President: Prafulla Chhajed – India (Term: Oct 2023 – Oct 2025)
Chief Executive: Brian Blood
|India||Prafulla Chhajed (President)||Prafulla was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for 2019-20 having served in many roles for ICAI. He was also Chair of the Executive Committee responsible for organising the World Congress of Accountants 2022. He is managing partner of Mayur & Chhajed, Chartered Accountants, Mumbai.|
|Australia||Priya Terumalay||Priya is the Regional Head, CPA Australia, for Malaysia, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. She also sits on a few Industry Advisory Boards at several universities in Malaysia. Priya is on the Council of the ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA) and also serves on the Education and Training sub-committee of the Malaysia Australia Business Council (MABC).|
|Bangladesh||Md Shahadat Hossain||Shahadat has been a Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) since 2007. He is a Member of the South Asian Federation of Accountants Committee on Governmental and Public Sector Enterprises Accounting. Shahadat served as an accounting member of the National Wages and Productivity Commission, appointed by the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh. He is a senior partner of MABS & J Partners.|
|China||Wan Wenxiang||Wenxiang is the Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA) since August 2021 in charge of CPA examination, talent training and internal governance. He served the Ministry of Finance (MoF) of the People’s Republic of China in various capacities from 2000-2021. Mr. Wan is currently a member of the Internal Control Standards Committee, MoF.|
|Japan||Satsuki Miyahara||Satsuki has been the Executive Board Member, International Affairs at the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (JICPA) since July 2019. She is an audit partner with KPMG. Satsuki has been KPMG Co-chair, Women Corporate Directors Japan Chapter, since 2019. She has served on the CAPA board since 2019.|
|Korea R.O.||Yong-Sok Jhun||Yong Sok has been a member of the Board of the Korean Institute of Certified Public Accountants (KICPA) since 2017. He is the Regulatory and Public Policy Leader for Deloitte Korea and has over 17 years’ experience as an audit partner. He has served on the CAPA board since 2019.|
|India||Aniket Sunil Talati||Aniket is the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), for 2023-24 and currently serves as Technical Advisor to the Indian board member at IFAC. He is also on the board of South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA). He is a partner at Talati & Talati LLP Chartered Accountants.|
|Nepal||Yuddha Raj Oli||Yuddha was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) 2021-2022 and was elected as a Council Member for two consecutive terms. He has previously served as a board member and technical advisor at South Asian Federation of Accountants and was appointed as a member of an Advisory Committee & Associates.|
|New Zealand||Gill Cox||Gill is a Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand (CAANZ) and now a Life Member. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. Gill was a partner in Deloitte for 25 years and currently holds a number of governance and advisory positions with a range of public and private sector entities in New Zealand. He was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2010 for services to business.|
|Papua New Guinea||Richard Kuna||Richard has been the President of Certified Practicing Accountants Papua New Guinea (CPA PNG) since November 2015, and a Council Member since 2002. He has been a member of the Accountants Registration Board of PNG since 2012, and was a member of CAPA’s Public Sector Financial Management Committee from 2015 to 2019. Richard is the Deputy Chairman of the Reserve Bank of PNG.|
|Philippines||Randy Blanza||Randy is the National President of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). He is also the President of San Jose Community College located in his hometown in the Philippines. Randy is a litigation lawyer and an accountant in public practice.|
|Sri Lanka||Tishan Subasinghe||Tishan has been a Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka (CASL) since 2014. He was chairman of the Improvement in Transparency, Accountability and Governance committee at South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA). Tishan is the Managing Director – Advisory at Moore Stephens Consulting (Pvt) Ltd.|
|USA||Jim Knafo||Jim has been on the CAPA Board since 2012, serving as CAPA President from 2021-2023 and, prior to that, as a member of the PAODC and GAC.
Jim is the CEO of the Global Accounting Alliance and the Director of Global Alliances at the AICPA & CIMA. He is a technical advisor to a board member at the International Federation of Accountants, a member of the IFRS Foundation’s Council and a board member at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Caribbean.