Ileana Steccolini, Professor of Accounting, Essex Business School
Ileana Steccolini is a Professor of Accounting at Essex Business School. Her expertise develops at the interface among accounting and public administration and management, covering, among others, public sector accounting, budgeting, performance management and accountability, reform and change processes, governmental financial resilience, inclusion, participation and gender in public services. She is Joint editor of Financial Accountability and Management, the chair and founder of the Accounting and Accountability Special Interest Group within the International Research Society of Public Management, the Chair of the Standing Scientific Committee of the European Accounting Association, and a member of the IRSPM board.
Laurence Ferry, Professor in Accounting, Durham University
Dr Laurence Ferry is an award winning Professor in Accounting for Democracy at Durham University Business School, Head of Department for Accounting, a Senior Leader on the Dean’s Faculty Executive Team, Senator on the University Senate, member of CIPFA’s International Advisory Board and Adviser at the UK Parliament having been a prestigious Parliamentary Academic Fellow. He earned his PhD from the Warwick Business School, is a qualified chartered accountant, and holds a first class accounting degree. His research, teaching and consulting covers accounting and accountability with a specific focus on the public sector where he is a very well recognized international expert in public financial management. During REF2021 he has published over 30 journal articles, whilst winning various awards for best papers, impact and teaching. He serves as associate editor of Accounting Forum and on half a dozen editorial boards including Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, Public Money and Management and Journal of Public Budgeting Accounting and Financial Management.
Thomas Ahrens, Professor of Accounting, United Arab Emirates University
Thomas Ahrens is a Professor of Accounting. He earned his PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Following positions at the University of Southampton, LSE, and the University of Warwick, where he served as Associate Dean for graduate programmes for three years, he joined UAEU in 2010. His research has focused on management accounting and control in the public and private sector. He is an associate editor of Management Accounting Research, a co-editor of the Journal of Management and Governance, and a member of the editorial boards of the Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting Organizations and Society, International Journal of Economics Management and Accounting, and Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management.